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Meaning of CHECKER

Pronunciation:  'chekur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (checkers) one of the flat round pieces used in playing checkers
  2. [n]  one who checks the correctness of something
  3. [n]  an attendant who checks coats or baggage
  4. [v]  variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
  5. [v]  mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

CHECKER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: check, chequer, chequer
 See Also: attendant, attender, check girl, draw, examiner, hatcheck girl, inspector, king, man, motley, piece, tender, variegate, vary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Check"er\, n. [From {Check}, v. t.]
    One who checks.
  2. \Check"er\ (ch[e^]k"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Checkered} (-[~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.
    2. To variegate or diversify with different qualities,
       colors, scenes, or events; esp., to subject to frequent
       alternations of prosperity and adversity.
             Our minds are, as it were, checkered with truth and
             falsehood.                            --Addison.
  3. \Check"er\, n. [OF. eschequier. See {Checker}, v. t.]
    1. A piece in the game of draughts or checkers.
    2. A pattern in checks; a single check.
    3. Checkerwork.
    Note: This word is also written chequer.
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