checked
checked checked (ch[e^]kt), adj. 1. Held back from some action especially by force.

Syn: curbed. [WordNet 1.5]

2. having a pattern of alternating dark and light squares in rows and columns.

Syn: checkered. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • checked — [ tʃekt ] adjective printed or woven in a pattern of squares: a red and blue checked shirt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • checked — checked; un·checked; …   English syllables

  • checked — [chekt] adj. 1. having a pattern of squares [a checked tablecloth] 2. Phonet. a) ending in a consonant: said of a syllable b) sounded in such a syllable: said of a vowel …   English World dictionary

  • checked — index broken (interrupted), limited, qualified (conditioned) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • checked — checked, checkered *variegated, parti colored, motley,pied, piebald, skewbald, dappled, freaked …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • checked — [[t]tʃe̱kt[/t]] ADJ Something that is checked has a pattern of small squares, usually of two colours. He was wearing blue jeans and checked shirt. Syn: check …   English dictionary

  • checked — adjective checked cloth has a regular pattern of differently coloured squares: a checked blouse …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Checked — Check Check, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Checked} (ch[e^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {checking}.] 1. (Chess) To make a move which puts an adversary s piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check. [1913 Webster] 2. To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • checked — /chekt/, adj. 1. having a pattern of squares; checkered: a checked shirt. 2. Phonet. (of a vowel) situated in a closed syllable (opposed to free). [1375 1425; late ME. See CHECK1, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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