What does chequer mean?

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ˈtʃɛk ərche·quer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. checker, chequerverb

    one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers

  2. check, checker, chequerverb

    mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

  3. checker, chequerverb

    variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chequer

  2. To Checker, To Chequerverb

    To variegate or diversify, in the manner of a chess-board, with alternate colours, or with darker and brighter parts.

    Etymology: from echecs, chess, Fr.

    The grey-ey’d morn smiles on the frowning night,
    Check’ring the eastern clouds with streaks of light. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind,
    And make a checquer’d shadow on the ground. William Shakespeare.

    As the snake roll’d in the flow’ry bank,
    With shining checker’d slough doth sting a child,
    That for the beauty thinks it excellent. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    The wealthy spring yet never bore
    That sweet, nor dainty flower,
    That damask’d not the checker’d floor
    Of Cynthia’s summer bower. Michael Drayton, Cynthia.

    Many a youth and many a maid,
    Dancing in the checker’d shade. John Milton.

    In the chess-board, the use of each chess-man is determined only within that chequered piece of wood. John Locke.

    In our present condition, which is a middle state, our minds are, as it were, chequered with truth and falsehood. Addison.

    The ocean intermixing with the land, so as to checker it into earth and water. John Woodward, Natural History.

    Here waving groves a checker’d scene display,
    And part admit, and part exclude the day. Alexander Pope.


  1. chequer

    English draughts (British English) or checkers (American English), also called straight checkers or simply draughts, is a form of the strategy board game checkers (or draughts). It is played on an 8×8 checkerboard with 12 pieces per side. The pieces move and capture diagonally forward, until they reach the opposite end of the board, when they are crowned and can thereafter move and capture both backward and forward. As in all forms of draughts, English draughts is played by two opponents, alternating turns on opposite sides of the board. The pieces are traditionally black, red, or white. Enemy pieces are captured by jumping over them. The 8×8 variant of draughts was weakly solved in 2007 by a team of Canadian computer scientists led by Jonathan Schaeffer. From the standard starting position, both players can guarantee a draw with perfect play.


  1. chequer

    Chequer, also spelled as checker, refers to one of the squares on a checkerboard. It can also refer to the pattern/design that resembles a checkerboard, that is squares of alternating colors. In addition, it is also the name of a game (checkers) played on such a board. In British English, it can also mean 'examine closely or carefully' or 'stop or slow down the progress of something'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chequer

    same as Checker

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chequer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chequer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    lacking orderly continuity
    A disjointed
    B handsome
    C hatched
    D cosmopolitan

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