from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One, such as an inspector or examiner, that checks.
- n. One that receives items for temporary safekeeping or for shipment: a baggage checker.
- n. A game played on a checkerboard by two players, each using 12 pieces.
- n. One of the round flat pieces used in this game.
- n. A pattern of checks or squares.
- n. One of the squares in such a pattern.
- n. A cashier.
- transitive v. To mark with a checked or squared pattern.
- transitive v. To diversify (something) in color, shading, or character; variegate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who checks something.
- n. The clerk who tallies cost of purchases and accepts payment.
- n. A playing piece in the game of checkers (British: draughts).
- v. To mark in a pattern of alternating light and dark spots, like a checkerboard.
- v. To develop markings in a pattern of alternating light and dark spots, like a checkerboard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who checks.
- n. A piece in the game of draughts or checkers.
- n. A pattern in checks; a single check.
- n. Checkerwork.
- transitive v. To mark with small squares like a checkerboard, as by crossing stripes of different colors.
- transitive v. To variegate or diversify with different qualities, colors, scenes, or events; esp., to subject to frequent alternations of prosperity and adversity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mark or decorate with squares of alternate color, like a checker-board; mark with different colors.
- Figuratively, to variegate with different qualities, scenes, or events; diversify; impart variety to; give a character of both good and evil or happiness and unhappiness to.
- n. A checker-board; a chess-board. See checker-board.
- n. The game of chess.
- n. plural A game played with twenty-four pieces or men on a board divided into sixty-four checks or squares.
- n. A piece or man in the game of checkers.
- n. A treasury; a court or bureau of revenue; an exchequer (which see).
- n. A check-roll or list.
- n. One of the squares of a checkered pattern; the pattern itself.
- n. One of a number of spots giving to a surface a checkered appearance.
- n. plural In architecture, stones in the facings of walls which have all their joints continued in straight lines without interruption or breaking of joints, thus presenting the appearance of checker-work.
- n. An inn the sign-board of which was marked with checkers, probably to announce that draughts and backgammon were played within. Several houses marked with signs of this kind have been exhumed in Pompeii.
- n. One who checks, in any sense of the word.
- n. One of many spots or markings, somewhat triangular in shape, on the wings of a pigeon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
- n. one who checks the correctness of something
- v. mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
- v. variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
- n. an attendant who checks coats or baggage
Become a label checker and edit your shopping list: a good rule of thumb is the fewer and simpler the ingredients the better.
Josh: Actually, watching the path of his checker is like trying to figure out an M.C. Escher painting.
(I'm a terrible speller and my spell checker is woefully inadequate!)
Attention aspiring writers — Christopher has a good post illustrating why spell checker is not enough.
I don't believe that ... it must have all evaporated away again (or else the morning report weather checker is lying through her teeth) because it was raining (HARD) for a solid hour, and then dripping for another hour.
The third job, fact checker, is admittedly not as important.
Besides Julie, my spelling and grammar checker is my other guide.
As those 7 little dwarfs (man, my spell-checker is going bonkers over "dwarfs") would say, it's off to work I go.
Contrary to what you seem to thing a spell checker is not a Harry Potter tool.
(I have a feeling the spell checker is not going to be able to handle chitinous ....)
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