Meaning of CHECKERED in English



( sometimes -er/-est )

1. : marked by alternating squares of different colors, shades, or materials in checkerboard fashion : showing a pattern of alternating rectangles differing in color or shade

hills checkered with pastures among small forests — Sinclair Lewis

2. : marked by alternation, contrast, vicissitude, or diversity especially of fortune

a man with a checkered business career, but who survived all storms — George Santayana

3. : provided with checkerwork

Synonyms: see variegated

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.