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checkered definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: patterned with alternating squares of color [syn: checked, checkered, chequered]
2: marked by changeable fortune; "a checkered business career"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1656 marked by alternation or contrast of fortune <the best album of his checkered career Mark Coleman>; especially marked by many problems or failures <trying to prevent discovery of his checkered past>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Checker Check"er (ch[e^]k"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Checkered (-[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Checkering.] [From OF. eschequier a chessboard, F. ['e]chiquier. See Check, n., and cf. 3d Checker.] 1. To mark with small squares like a checkerboard, as by crossing stripes of different colors. 2. To variegate or diversify with different qualities, colors, scenes, or events; esp., to subject to frequent alternations of prosperity and adversity. Our minds are, as it were, checkered with truth and falsehood. --Addison.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Checkered Check"ered (-[~e]rd), a. 1. Marked with alternate squares or checks of different color or material. Dancing in the checkered shade. --Milton. 2. Diversified or variegated in a marked manner, as in appearance, character, circumstances, etc. This checkered narrative. --Macaulay.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see chequered

Moby Thesaurus

able to adapt, adaptable, adjustable, alterable, alterative, changeable, check, checked, ever-changing, flexible, fluid, impermanent, kaleidoscopic, malleable, many-sided, metamorphic, mobile, modifiable, mosaic, movable, mutable, nonuniform, permutable, plaid, plastic, protean, proteiform, resilient, rubbery, supple, tessellate, tessellated, transient, transitory, variable



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