Meaning of checkered

check•ered

Pronunciation: (chek'urd), [key]
— adj.
  1. marked by numerous and various shifts or changes; variegated: a checkered career.
  2. marked by dubious episodes; suspect in character or quality: a checkered past.
  3. marked with squares: a checkered fabric.
  4. diversified in color; alternately light and shadowed: the checkered shade beneath trees.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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