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checkered


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Checkered  \Check"ered\  (-[~e]rd),  a. 
  1.  Marked  with  alternate  squares  or  checks  of  different  color 
  or  material. 
 
  Dancing  in  the  checkered  shade.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Diversified  or  variegated  in  a  marked  manner,  as  in 
  appearance,  character,  circumstances,  etc 
 
  This  checkered  narrative.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  checkered 
  adj  :  patterned  with  alternating  squares  of  color  [syn:  {checked}, 
  {chequered}] 




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