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chequered

(ˈtʃɛkəd) or

checkered

adj
marked by fluctuations of fortune (esp in the phrase a chequered career)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chequered - patterned with alternating squares of color
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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Translations

chequered

checkered (US) [ˈtʃekəd] ADJ
1. (= checked) [tablecloth, shirt, pattern] → a cuadros, de cuadros
2. (= varied) a chequered careeruna carrera accidentada or llena de altibajos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

chequered

[ˈtʃɛkərd] (British) checkered (US) adj
[career, history] → en dents de scie
(= checked) [tablecloth] → à carreaux chequered flagchequered flag n (MOTOR RACING)drapeau m à damiercheque stub (British) ntalon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

chequered

, (US) checkered
adj (lit)kariert; (= dappled)gefleckt, gesprenkelt; (fig) career, history, pastbewegt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

chequered

checkered (Am) [ˈtʃɛkəd] adja scacchi, a quadretti, a quadri (fig) → movimentato/a
a chequered career → una carriera movimentata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Half the sky was chequered with black thunderheads, but all the west was luminous and clear: in the lightning flashes it looked like deep blue water, with the sheen of moonlight on it; and the mottled part of the sky was like marble pavement, like the quay of some splendid seacoast city, doomed to destruction.
Obviously it was a vain hope in 187- to see the ladies of a royal household walk in chequered sunshine, with baskets of linen on their heads, to the banks of a clear stream overhung by the starry fronds of palm-trees.
But in spite of the brilliant sunlight and the green fans of the trees waving in the soothing sea-breeze, the world was a confusion, blurred with drifting black and red phantasms, until I was out of earshot of the house in the chequered wall.
The western end was already steeped in moon- shine; the rest, and the block house itself, still lay in a black shadow chequered with long silvery streaks of light.
At one side was a barrowman with a load of walnuts, and beside the barrow a bedraggled woman with a black fringe and a chequered shawl thrown over her head.
At the present moment Athanase, leaning pensively on his elbow at the breakfast table, was twirling his spoon in his empty cup and contemplating with a preoccupied eye the poor room with its red brick floor, its straw chairs, its painted wooden buffet, its pink and white curtains chequered like a backgammon board, which communicated with the kitchen through a glass door.
Priced from PS46,995 for the Chequered Flag and PS53,980 for the 300 Sport, both of the new cars feature Jaguar's latest connectivity system which is now fully smartphonecompatible.
There was a galaxy of stars in Abu Dhabi at the weekend gracing the red carpet at the annual Chequered Flag Ball.
It also comes with a chequered flag roof to celebrate 30 years of sales success as the UK's favourite small car.