Checkering
Checker Check"er (ch[e^]k"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Checkered} (ch[e^]k"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Checkering}.] [From OF. eschequier a chessboard, F. ['e]chiquier. See {Check}, n., and cf. 3d {Checker}.] 1. To mark with small squares like a checkerboard, as by crossing stripes of different colors. [1913 Webster]

2. To variegate or diversify with different qualities, colors, scenes, or events; esp., to subject to frequent alternations of prosperity and adversity. [1913 Webster]

Our minds are, as it were, checkered with truth and falsehood. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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