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Meaning of "j'adoube" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD J'ADOUBE

Literally: I adjust.
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PRONUNCIATION OF J'ADOUBE

j'adoube  [ʒadub] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF J'ADOUBE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
J'adoube is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES J'ADOUBE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Touch-move rule

The touch-move rule in chess specifies that, if a player intentionally touches a piece on the board when it is his turn to move, then he must move or capture that piece if it is legal to do so. This is a rule of chess that is enforced in all games played in over-the-board competitions. The player claiming a touch-move violation must do so before making a move. If a player wants to adjust a piece on its square without being required to move it, he/she can announce j’adoube before touching the piece. A player may not touch the pieces on the board if it is his or her opponent's turn to move. There is a separate rule that a player who lets go of a piece after making a legal move cannot retract the move.

Definition of j'adoube in the English dictionary

The definition of j'adoube in the dictionary is an expression of an intention to touch a piece in order to adjust its placement rather than to make a move.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE J'ADOUBE

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ja well no fine
jaap
jab
Jabal ar Rahm
Jabalpur
jabbed
jabber
jabberer
jabbering
jabberingly
jabberwock
jabberwockies
jabberwocky
jabbing

WORDS THAT END LIKE J'ADOUBE

Aube
Canteloube
capillary tube
cube
Danube
discharge tube
Eustachian tube
ice cube
inner tube
lube
nanotube
rube
Rubik cube
Rubik´s cube
test tube
the tube
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Synonyms and antonyms of j'adoube in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «j'adoube» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF J'ADOUBE

Find out the translation of j'adoube to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of j'adoube from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «j'adoube» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

j´adoube
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

j´adoube
570 millions of speakers

English

j´adoube
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

j´adoube
380 millions of speakers
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j´adoube
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

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Translator English - Bengali

j´adoube
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j´adoube
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Translator English - Malay

J´adoube
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j´adoube
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Translator English - Japanese

j´adoube
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Translator English - Korean

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Translator English - Javanese

J´adoube
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Translator English - Vietnamese

j´adoube
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Translator English - Tamil

j´adoube
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जदौबे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

j´adoube
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Translator English - Italian

j´adoube
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Translator English - Polish

j´adoube
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Translator English - Ukrainian

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Translator English - Romanian

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Translator English - Greek

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Translator English - Swedish

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Trends of use of j'adoube

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «J'ADOUBE»

The term «j'adoube» is used very little and occupies the 190.709 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «J'ADOUBE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about j'adoube

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «J'ADOUBE»

Discover the use of j'adoube in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to j'adoube and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chess Praxis: A Supplement to the Chess Player's Handbook, ...
J'adoure. When a player touches a Man, for the purpose of adjusting it and not with the intention of moving it, he must, before touching it, say J'adoube. or words to that effect. He will then have the right of moving any other Man he thinks proper  ...
Howard Staunton, 1871
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The chess player: by George Walker; to which are added the ...
To provide, however, for the contingencies of your merely touching a man in order to adjust it on its square, or replacing a piece which may have fallen down, you may do so, without being compelled to play it, if you say "j'adoube" on first ...
George Walker, Benjamin Franklin, William Stopford Kenny, 1841
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Chess made easy: being a new introduction to the rudiments ...
B oversets a piece, it being his turn to play, and replaces it on its square, without saying "j'adoube." — He must move the piece. C has to play, and in snuffing the candle, knocks his Rook down on to the floor, with his sleeve. He picks it up, ...
George Walker, 1839
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Frerè's Chess Hand-book: Containing Elementary Instruction ...
the moment of touching it, the player say " J'adoube," or words to that effect ; but if a piece or pawn be displaced or overturned by accident, it may be restored to its place. Note to No. 7, by George Walker. Nothing can be easier than to acquire ...
Thomas Frere, 1858
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Hoyle's Games: Illustrated Edition. Embracing All the Most ...
Nothing can be easier than to acquire the habit of saying " J'adoube" when necessary, and a little reflection will convince you of the propriety of following, to the strictest letter of the law, a rule which prevents persons of carelcst habits from  ...
‎1872
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Games and sports: being an appendix to Manly exercises and ...
touched, unless, at the first instant of touching it, he say " j'adoube." If a piece be improperly placed, or fall off the board, he must still say "j'adoube," at the moment of replacing it, should it be his turn to move, or he may otherwise be obliged to ...
Donald Walker, 1837
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A new treatise on chess
If the player touch one of his pieces or Pawns, it being his turn to play, he must move the piece so touched, unless at the first instant of touching it he say " j' adoube ;" (an obsolete expression, signifying " I adjust," or " I replace.") If a piece be ...
George Walker, 1832
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The Everything Chess Basics Book
Should I sayj'adoube if I accidentally touch a piece? Yes, and immediately, if not sooner. If your opponent doesn't hear j'adoube or “I adjust,” how can she know the touch was accidental? However, how can your opponent know your intention ?
Peter Kurzdorfer, Us Chess Federation, 2003
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This Crazy World of Chess
If you merely want to adjust a piece by centering it onasquare, you must first say J 'adoube (I adjust). This is basic chess etiquette. When a renowned grandmaster collided with a stranger on the street, he said J'adoube, by way of apology.
Larry Evans, 2013
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Lady Chatterley's Lover and A Propos of 'Lady Chatterley's ...
She looked up at him with bright, startled eyes, then murmured shyly, obediently: "J'adoube!" 5 Yes, he was educating her. And he enjoyed it, it gave him a sense of power. And she was thrilled. She was coming bit by bit into possession of all ...
D. H. Lawrence, Michael Squires, 2002

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «J'ADOUBE»

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Three pulled from Titahi Bay rip in near drowning
Lifeguards DJ Stapleton, Payal Ramritu and J'Adoube Elkington were all involved in rescuing three teens from a rip at Titahi Bay. Titahi Bay's ... «The Nelson Mail, Jan 15»
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Young World quiz
In which popular board game are terms like Zugzwang and J'adoube used? 11. Which Greek letter also means a very small quantity? 12. «The Hindu, Apr 13»
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WFM Richards back stronger, wiser
More from the official rules of chess: Rule 4.1 - Provided that he/she first expresses his intention (for example by saying 'j'adoube' or 'I adjust'), ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Mar 12»
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Polgar: General chess etiquette and various tournament formats
There should be no communication with your opponent until after the game, except to resign, offer a draw, or announce J'adoube (means ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jun 09»

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« EDUCALINGO. J'adoube [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/jadoube>. Jul 2019 ».
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