Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a pattern of checks or squares.
  • adjective Held in check; restrained.
  • adjective Linguistics Situated in a stopped or closed syllable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Checkered or variegated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Held back from some action especially by force.
  • adjective having a pattern of alternating dark and light squares in rows and columns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective North America Having a pattern of checks; checkered.
  • adjective phonology Of syllables, having a coda.
  • adjective phonology Of consonants, glottalized.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of check.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective patterned with alternating squares of color

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Examples

  • After all, while it's clear that this fight has been a PR boon to Scottevest, you can't blame them for taking advantage of Delta's censorship (which not incidentally takes place to protect their ability to collect millions of dollars in checked baggage fees).

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  • I read that packing jewelry in checked luggage is not advisable, although I certainly do not have diamonds, rubies, or anything of the sort in my possession.

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  • I read that packing jewelry in checked luggage is not advisable, although I certainly do not have diamonds, rubies, or anything of the sort in my possession.

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  • I read that packing jewelry in checked luggage is not advisable, although I certainly do not have diamonds, rubies, or anything of the sort in my possession.

    Shipping Items

  • I read that packing jewelry in checked luggage is not advisable, although I certainly do not have diamonds, rubies, or anything of the sort in my possession.

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  • For traveling with wine in checked baggage we found a product called Wineskin.

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  • Erin checked the manufacturer's website and found no announced firmware updates, and the newer titles play just fine.

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  • I read that packing jewelry in checked luggage is not advisable, although I certainly do not have diamonds, rubies, or anything of the sort in my possession.

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  • Voting to allow firearms to be in checked baggage on Amtrak

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  • I read that packing jewelry in checked luggage is not advisable, although I certainly do not have diamonds, rubies, or anything of the sort in my possession.

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  • A checked shirt...or, if you must, a checkered shirt.

    July 12, 2007

  • Around these parts, checkered is preferred to describe a pattern such as one would see on your lovely shirt. Can't say I've ever heard someone use "checked" the same way...but it could be that I haven't been listening.

    July 12, 2007