- having a pattern of squares
- varied by the use of color and shading
- marked by diversified features or by varied events, some unpleasant: a checkered career
- Divided into squares.
- Marked by light and dark patches; diversified in color.
- Characterized by shifts in fortune or dishonorable acts: a checkered career.
- simple past tense and past participle of checker
(comparative more checkered, superlative most checkered)