1. (n.) An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.

2. (n.) One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a cheater.

3. (n.) A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain fields; -- called also chess. See Chess.

4. (n.) The obtaining of property from another by an intentional active distortion of the truth.

5. (n.) To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to swindle.

6. (n.) To beguile.

7. (v. i.) To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.

8. (n.) Wheat, or bread made from wheat.

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