- chequeredis the standard BrE spelling for the word in its literal meaning ‘having a pattern of alternately coloured squares’ and in its figurative meaning ‘uneven, of varied fortune’, as in a chequered career.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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chequered — [[t]tʃe̱kə(r)d[/t]] (in AM, use checkered) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If a person or organization has had a chequered career or history, they have had a varied past with both good and bad periods. He had a chequered political career spanning nearly … English dictionary
chequered — UK [ˈtʃekə(r)d] / US [ˈtʃekərd] adjective 1) if someone has had a chequered past or a chequered career, they have experienced both successes and failures Her chequered musical career is indeed the stuff of storybooks. 2) a chequered pattern or… … English dictionary
chequered — adj. Chequered is used with these nouns: ↑career, ↑flag, ↑history, ↑past … Collocations dictionary
chequered — [ˈtʃekəd] adj a chequered pattern consists of squares … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
chequered — /ˈtʃɛkəd/ (say chekuhd) adjective 1. marked by wide or frequent alteration; diversified: a chequered career. 2. marked in squares. 3. diversified in colour. Also, US, checkered … Australian English dictionary
chequered — chequ|ered [ˈtʃekəd US ərd] adj a British spelling of ↑checkered … Dictionary of contemporary English
chequered — chequ|ered [ tʃekərd ] the British spelling of checkered … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
chequered — cheqÂ·uered || tÊƒekÉ™d adj. decorated with a pattern of squares cheqÂ·uer || tÊƒekÉ™ n. (British) tiny plastic or wood piece (red or black) used in checkers v. diversify with color, variegate; mark like a checkerboard (also checker) … English contemporary dictionary
chequered — adjective marked by periods of fluctuating fortune: → chequer … English new terms dictionary
chequered — adjective a British spelling of checkered … Longman dictionary of contemporary English