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Chequered career

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  • chequered — is the standard BrE spelling for the word in its literal meaning ‘having a pattern of alternately coloured squares’ and in its figurative meaning ‘uneven, of varied fortune’, as in a chequered career …   Modern English usage

  • career — I UK [kəˈrɪə(r)] / US [kəˈrɪr] noun [countable] Word forms career : singular career plural careers *** a job or series of related jobs that you do, especially a profession that you spend a lot of your working life in Choosing a career can be a… …   English dictionary

  • chequered — [[t]tʃe̱kə(r)d[/t]] (in AM, use checkered) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If a person or organization has had a chequered career or history, they have had a varied past with both good and bad periods. He had a chequered political career spanning nearly …   English dictionary

  • chequered — UK [ˈtʃekə(r)d] / US [ˈtʃekərd] adjective 1) if someone has had a chequered past or a chequered career, they have experienced both successes and failures Her chequered musical career is indeed the stuff of storybooks. 2) a chequered pattern or… …   English dictionary

  • chequered — /ˈtʃɛkəd/ (say chekuhd) adjective 1. marked by wide or frequent alteration; diversified: a chequered career. 2. marked in squares. 3. diversified in colour. Also, US, checkered …  

  • career — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 series of jobs that a person has ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ brief, short ▪ brilliant, distinguished, glittering (esp. BrE), illustrious …   Collocations dictionary

  • chequered — adj. Chequered is used with these nouns: ↑career, ↑flag, ↑history, ↑past …   Collocations dictionary

  • chequer — (US checker) noun 1》 (chequers) a pattern of alternately coloured squares. 2》 (checkers) [treated as sing.] N. Amer. the game of draughts.     ↘(checker) a piece used in this game. verb 1》 divide into or mark with chequers. 2》 [as adjective… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Charles Shaw (British Army officer) — For other people with this name, see Charles Shaw (disambiguation). Sir Charles Shaw Born 1795 Ayr, Scotland Died 22 February 1871 Bad Homberg vor der Hohe, Germany Alle …   Wikipedia

  • chequer — n. & v. (also checker) n. 1 (often in pl.) a pattern of squares often alternately coloured. 2 (in pl.) (usu. as checkers) US the game of draughts. v.tr. 1 mark with chequers. 2 variegate; break the uniformity of. 3 (as chequered adj.) with varied …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rutilius Claudius Namatianus — (fl. 5th century) was a Roman Imperial poet, notable as the author of a Latin poem, De Reditu Suo, in elegiac metre, describing a coastal voyage from Rome to Gaul in 416. The solid literary quality of the work, and the flashes of light it throws… …   Wikipedia

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