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Wordnet 3.0


1. patterned with alternating squares of color;
[syn: checked, checkered, chequered]

2. marked by changeable fortune;
- Example: "a checkered business career"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Checker \Check"er\ (ch[e^]k"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Checkered (ch[e^]k"[~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. [1913 Webster] 2. To variegate or diversify with different qualities, colors, scenes, or events; esp., to subject to frequent alternations of prosperity and adversity. [1913 Webster] Our minds are, as it were, checkered with truth and falsehood. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Checkered \Check"ered\ (ch[e^]k"[~e]rd), a. 1. Marked with alternate squares or checks of different color or material. [1913 Webster] Dancing in the checkered shade. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Diversified or variegated in a marked manner, as in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.; as, a character with a checkered past [1913 Webster] This checkered narrative. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

checkered adj 1: patterned with alternating squares of color [syn: checked, checkered, chequered] 2: marked by changeable fortune; "a checkered business career"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "checkered": 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