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check·er

 (chĕk′ər)
n.
1.
a. One, such as an inspector or examiner, that checks.
b. One that receives items for temporary safekeeping or for shipment: a baggage checker.
2. One of the round flat pieces used in the game of checkers.
3.
a. A pattern of checks or squares.
b. One of the squares in such a pattern.
4. A cashier.
tr.v. check·ered, check·er·ing, check·ers
1. To mark with a checked or squared pattern.
2. To diversify (something) in color, shading, or character; variegate.

[Middle English cheker, chessboard, alteration of escheker, from Old French eschequier, from eschec, check in chess; see check.]

checker

(ˈtʃɛkə)
n, vb
the usual US spelling of chequer
n
1. (Textiles) textiles a variant spelling of chequer2
2. (Chess & Draughts) US and Canadian any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of checkers. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): draughtsman

checker

(ˈtʃɛkə)
n
1. a cashier, esp in a supermarket
2. an attendant in a cloakroom, left-luggage office, etc

check•er1

(ˈtʃɛk ər)

n.
1. a small, usu. red or black disk of plastic or wood, used in playing checkers.
2. checkers, (used with a sing. v.) a game played by two persons, each with 12 playing pieces, on a checkerboard.
3. a checkered pattern.
4. one of the squares in such a pattern.
v.t.
5. to mark like a checkerboard.
6. to diversify in color; variegate.
7. to diversify in character.
[1250–1300; Middle English: chessboard < Anglo-French escheker]

check•er2

(ˈtʃɛk ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that checks.
2. a cashier, as in a supermarket.
3. an employee of a checkroom.
[1525–35]

checker


Past participle: checkered
Gerund: checkering

Imperative
checker
checker
Present
I checker
you checker
he/she/it checkers
we checker
you checker
they checker
Preterite
I checkered
you checkered
he/she/it checkered
we checkered
you checkered
they checkered
Present Continuous
I am checkering
you are checkering
he/she/it is checkering
we are checkering
you are checkering
they are checkering
Present Perfect
I have checkered
you have checkered
he/she/it has checkered
we have checkered
you have checkered
they have checkered
Past Continuous
I was checkering
you were checkering
he/she/it was checkering
we were checkering
you were checkering
they were checkering
Past Perfect
I had checkered
you had checkered
he/she/it had checkered
we had checkered
you had checkered
they had checkered
Future
I will checker
you will checker
he/she/it will checker
we will checker
you will checker
they will checker
Future Perfect
I will have checkered
you will have checkered
he/she/it will have checkered
we will have checkered
you will have checkered
they will have checkered
Future Continuous
I will be checkering
you will be checkering
he/she/it will be checkering
we will be checkering
you will be checkering
they will be checkering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been checkering
you have been checkering
he/she/it has been checkering
we have been checkering
you have been checkering
they have been checkering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been checkering
you will have been checkering
he/she/it will have been checkering
we will have been checkering
you will have been checkering
they will have been checkering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been checkering
you had been checkering
he/she/it had been checkering
we had been checkering
you had been checkering
they had been checkering
Conditional
I would checker
you would checker
he/she/it would checker
we would checker
you would checker
they would checker
Past Conditional
I would have checkered
you would have checkered
he/she/it would have checkered
we would have checkered
you would have checkered
they would have checkered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.checker - an attendant who checks coats or baggage
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
check girl, hatcheck girl - a female checker
2.checker - one who checks the correctness of something
examiner, inspector - an investigator who observes carefully; "the examiner searched for clues"
3.checker - one of the flat round pieces used in playing the game of checkers
checkers, draughts - a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces
king - a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward
man, piece - game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
Verb1.checker - mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
2.checker - variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
motley, variegate, vary - make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"
Translations

checker

[ˈtʃekəʳ] N
1. (= examiner) → verificador(a) m/f
2. (US) (in supermarket) → cajero/a m/f; (in cloakroom) → encargado/a m/f de guardarropa

checker

n
(of documents etc)Prüfer(in) m(f)
(US, in supermarket) → Kassierer(in) m(f)
(US, for coats etc) → Garderobenfrau f/-mann m

checker

[ˈtʃɛkəʳ] n (person) → controllore m, verificatore m
References in classic literature ?
When they came out of the woods, all his attention was engrossed by the view of the fallow land on the upland, in parts yellow with grass, in parts trampled and checkered with furrows, in parts dotted with ridges of dung, and in parts even ploughed.
It is a park checkered by pleasant highways and avenues.
From time to time she heard the loud laughter, the noisy voice of Quasimodo in her ear; she half opened her eyes; then below her she confusedly beheld Paris checkered with its thousand roofs of slate and tiles, like a red and blue mosaic, above her head the frightful and joyous face of Quasimodo.
They thronged the narrow length of our schooner's decks with their ornamented and barbarous crowd, with the variegated colours of checkered sarongs, red turbans, white jackets, embroideries; with the gleam of scabbards, gold rings, charms, armlets, lance blades, and jewelled handles of their weapons.
His sleep was checkered with starts and moans, and sometimes with a muttered word or two.
"Now they'll swill coffee an' play checkers till the cows come home," said Dan, as Uncle Salters hustled Penn into the fore- cabin.
"Checkers, weren't it?" said Dan, as Harvey staggered aft with the steaming coffee in a tin pail.
She caught sight of a little green table, blotched with the checkered sunlight that filtered through the quivering leaves overhead.
Her complexion was very fair, with the rosy glow of vigorous health in her cheeks, her face was full of character and expression, her eyes were brown and liquid, and she had a heavy suit of fine soft hair which was also brown, but the fact was not apparent because her head was bound about with a checkered handkerchief and the hair was concealed under it.
Their summits were crowned with extensive tracts of pitch pine, checkered with small patches of the quivering aspen.
One was of snuffy colored gingham which Marilla had been tempted to buy from a peddler the preceding summer because it looked so serviceable; one was of black-and-white checkered sateen which she had picked up at a bargain counter in the winter; and one was a stiff print of an ugly blue shade which she had purchased that week at a Carmody store.
You can't do a good job by trying to checker downhill and must position your work accordingly.