from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Divided into squares.
- adj. Marked by light and dark patches; diversified in color.
- adj. Marked by great changes or shifts in fortune: a checkered career.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of checker.
- adj. divided into squares, or into light and dark patches.
- adj. changeable; inconsistent; having variations or uncertainty
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marked with alternate squares or checks of different color or material.
- adj. Diversified or variegated in a marked manner, as in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Marked with squares or checkers, like a checker-board; exhibiting squares of different colors; hence, broken into different colors or into lights and shadows.
- Figuratively, variegated with different qualities, scenes, or events; crossed with good and bad fortune.
- Having the wing marked with numerous white spots, larger in size and fewer in number than in the condition termed spangled: used in describing breeds of pigeons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by changeable fortune
- adj. patterned with alternating squares of color
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