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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Check·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. Checkered p. pr. & vb. n. Checkering.]
 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)

 Check·ered 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.; as, a character with a checkered past
    This checkered narrative.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: patterned with alternating squares of color [syn: checked,
      2: marked by changeable fortune; "a checkered business career"