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Princeton's WordNet

  1. checked, checkered, chequeredadjective

    patterned with alternating squares of color


  1. chequered

    Check (also checker, Brit: chequer) is a pattern of modified stripes consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical lines which form squares. The pattern typically contains two colours where a single checker (that is a single square within the check pattern) is surrounded on all four sides by a checker of a different colour. The pattern is commonly placed onto garments and is, in certain social contexts, applied to clothing which is worn to signify cultural or political affiliations. Such is the case with check in ska and on the keffiyeh. The pattern's all-pervasiveness and simple layout has lent to its practical usage in scientific experimentation and observation, optometry, technology (hardware and software), and as a symbol for responders to associate meaning with.


  1. chequered

    Chequered can refer to: 1. A pattern of squares that often alternates colors, similar to a checkerboard or chessboard. 2. It can also describe something that has varied and often troubled history or background, marked by periods of success and failure, luck or misfortune. This usage is commonly found in the phrase "a chequered past". Please note that "chequered" is the British spelling. In American English, it is spelled as "checkered".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chequered in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chequered in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of chequered in a Sentence

  1. Robert Louis Stevenson:

    Marriage: a long conversation chequered by disputes.

  2. Nick Bubb:

    An IPO never looked a runner given New Look's very chequered UK history and the unproven Chinese potential, whether New Look's recent revival can be sustained is another matter, given the surplus capacity in the UK fast fashion market.

  3. Omar Fall:

    There are 2020 targets and savings/investment plans which we and the market will take with a grain of salt, given their chequered history.

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