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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Checker  \Check"er\,  n.  [From  {Check},  v.  t.] 
  One  who  checks. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Checker  \Check"er\,  n.  [OF.  eschequier  See  {Checker},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  piece  in  the  game  of  draughts  or  checkers. 
 
  2.  A  pattern  in  checks;  a  single  check. 
 
  3.  Checkerwork. 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  also  written  chequer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  checker 
  n  1:  an  attendant  who  checks  coats  or  baggage 
  2:  one  who  checks  the  correctness  of  something 
  v  1:  mark  into  squares  or  draw  squares  on  draw  crossed  lines  on 
  [syn:  {check},  {chequer}] 
  2:  variegate  with  different  colors,  shades,  or  patterns  [syn:  {chequer}] 




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