What does checkered mean?

Definitions for checkered
ˈtʃɛk ərdcheck·ered

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. checked, checkered, chequered(adj)

    patterned with alternating squares of color

  2. checkered(adj)

    marked by changeable fortune

    "a checkered business career"


  1. checkered(Adjective)

    divided into squares, or into light and dark patches.

    That is a checkered tablecloth.

  2. checkered(Adjective)

    changeable; inconsistent; having variations or uncertainty

    I have a checkered past.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Checkered

    of Checker

  2. Checkered(adj)

    marked with alternate squares or checks of different color or material

  3. Checkered(adj)

    diversified or variegated in a marked manner, as in appearance, character, circumstances, etc

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of checkered in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of checkered in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of checkered in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Wadden:

    Healthcare practitioners are still a little wary of weight-loss medications because of this sort of checkered past.

  2. Klaus Kusters:

    Pfalz has had a checkered record of wine production, after the war they went for quantity, and quality hit rock bottom.

  3. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    How can someone who has had such a long and checkered history not be on the appropriate watch lists and how can someone like that be entirely at large in the community?

  4. Nicholas Brown:

    This property has an interesting, slightly checkered history, it belonged to the Hell-Fire Club( a secret organization where members of high society were rumored to commit a range of debauched acts) at one point.

  5. Roy Baumeister:

    The tradition of New Year’s resolutions has a long and checkered history, i’m in favor of self-improvement, and New Year’s is a good excuse to do that. It’s good to take a point every year and assess oneself, to become a better person.

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