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Adjective: checkered  che-kurd
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: chequered)
  1. Patterned with alternating squares of color
    - checked, chequered [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Marked by changeable fortune
    "a checkered business career";
    - chequered [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: checker  che-kur
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: chequer)
  1. Mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
    - check [N. Amer], chequer [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
    - chequer [Brit, Cdn]

See also: changeable, changeful, patterned

Type of: draw, motley, variegate, vary

Encyclopedia: Checkered