Definitions for CHIPtʃɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chiptʃɪp(n.; v.)chipped, chip•ping.

  1. (n.)a small, slender piece, as of wood, separated by chopping, cutting, or breaking.

  2. a very thin slice or small piece of food, candy, etc.:

    chocolate chips.

    Category: Cooking

  3. a mark or flaw made by the breaking off or gouging out of a small piece:

    This glass has a chip.

  4. any of the small round disks, used as tokens for money in roulette, poker, and some other gambling games; counter.

    Category: Games

  5. Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism

    Ref: Also called microchip.

  6. anything trivial or worthless.

  7. a piece of dried dung:

    buffalo chips.

  8. Category: Sport

    Ref: chip shot.

  9. Tennis.a softly sliced return shot with heavy backspin.

    Category: Sport

  10. chips, Chiefly Brit.

    Category: Cooking

    Ref: French fries .

  11. (v.t.)to hew or cut with an ax, chisel, etc.

  12. to break off or gouge out (a bit or fragment):

    to chip a piece of ice from a large block.

  13. to cut or break a bit or fragment from:

    to chip a tooth.

  14. to shape or produce by cutting or flaking away pieces:

    to chip a figure out of wood.

  15. Tennis. to slice (a ball) on a return shot, producing backspin.

    Category: Sport

  16. (v.i.)to break off in small pieces.

  17. to make a chip shot.

    Category: Sport

  18. chip in, to give as one's share; contribute: to share a cost or burden by giving money or aid:

    We each chipped in five dollars.

    to chip in on a birthday cake.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for chip:

  1. chip off the old block,a person who strongly resembles one parent in appearance or behavior.

    Category: Idiom

  2. chip on one's shoulder,an antagonistic or quarrelsome disposition.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of chip:

1300–50; (n.) ME; cf. OE cipp plowshare, beam (v.) late ME chippen; cf. OE -cippian in forcippian to cut off; akin to MLG, MD kippen to chip, hatch


chiptʃɪp(v.; n.)chipped, chip•ping

  1. (v.i.)to chirp or squeak; cheep.

  2. (n.)a chirp or squeak; cheep.

Origin of chip:

1880–85; var. of cheep

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap(noun)

    a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

  2. chip(noun)

    a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

  3. chip, cow chip, cow dung, buffalo chip(noun)

    a piece of dried bovine dung

  4. chip, crisp, potato chip, Saratoga chip(noun)

    a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

  5. check, chip(noun)

    a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

  6. chip, poker chip(noun)

    a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling

  7. chip, microchip, micro chip, silicon chip, microprocessor chip(noun)

    electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit

  8. chip, chip shot(noun)

    (golf) a low running approach shot

  9. chip, chipping, splintering(verb)

    the act of chipping something

  10. chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off(verb)

    break off (a piece from a whole)

    "Her tooth chipped"

  11. nick, chip(verb)

    cut a nick into

  12. chip(verb)

    play a chip shot

  13. chip(verb)

    form by chipping

    "They chipped their names in the stone"

  14. chip, knap, cut off, break off(verb)

    break a small piece off from

    "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. chip(noun)ʃɪp

    a thin piece of crisp food

    potato/corn chips

  2. chipʃɪp

    a small area where a piece of sth has broken off

    a tiny chip on the rim of the vase

  3. chipʃɪp

    a small piece from sth that has been broken, cut, etc.

    wood chips

  4. chipʃɪp

    a round piece of plastic used as money in gambling

    ***He'd lost all his chips.

  5. chipʃɪp

    a tiny electronic part used in computers

    a silicon computer chip

  6. chipʃɪp

    to be very sensitive about a particular subject

    He had a chip on his shoulder about his lack of education.

  7. chip(verb)ʃɪp

    to break a small piece from, or have a small piece broken from

    I chipped my tooth.; My tooth chipped.


  1. chip(Noun)

    A small piece broken from a larger piece of solid material.

  2. chip(Noun)

    A damaged area of a surface where a small piece has been broken off.

    This cup has a chip in it.

  3. chip(Noun)

    A token used in place of cash.

  4. chip(Noun)

    A circuit fabricated in one piece on a small, thin substrate.

  5. chip(Noun)

    A hybrid device mounted in a substrate, containing electronic circuitry and miniaturised mechanical, chemical and/or biochemical devices.

  6. chip(Noun)

    A fried strip of potato of square or rectangular cross-section; a french fry.

    Do you want sauce or mayonnaise on your chips?

  7. chip(Noun)

    A thin, crisp, baked piece of vegetable, usually potato.

    potato chip, tortilla chip

  8. chip(Noun)

    A shot during which the ball travels more predominantly upwards than in a regular shot, as to clear an obstacle.

  9. chip(Noun)

    A takeout that hits a rock at an angle.

  10. chip(Verb)

    To break into small pieces.

    The workers chipped the dead branches into mulch.

  11. chip(Verb)

    To break small pieces from.

    Be careful not to chip the paint.

  12. chip(Verb)

    To play a shot hitting the ball predominately upwards rather than forwards.

  13. chip(Verb)

    to upgrade an engine management system, usually to increase power.

  14. chip(Verb)

    To become chipped.

    This varnish chips easily.

  15. chip(Verb)

    To ante (up).

  16. chip(Verb)

    To fit (an animal) with a microchip.

  17. chip(Verb)

    to contribute.

    Anyone got u00A31? u2014 Iu2032ll chip 50p.

  18. chip(Noun)

    A dried piece of dung used as fuel.

  19. chip(Noun)

    A receptacle, usually for strawberries or other fruit.

  20. chip(Noun)

    A small, near-conical piece of food added in baking.

    chocolate chip

  21. Chip(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given names Christopher and Charles.

  22. ChIP(Noun)

    chromatin immunoprecipitation

  23. Origin: chip from ċipp "log, beam, small piece of wood" from kip(p)az. Akin to kip "post", kipfa, chipfa "axle, stave", keppr "cudgel, club". Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian cifël.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chip(verb)

    to cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew

  2. Chip(verb)

    to break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery

  3. Chip(verb)

    to bet, as with chips in the game of poker

  4. Chip(verb)

    to break or fly off in small pieces

  5. Chip(noun)

    a piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument

  6. Chip(noun)

    a fragment or piece broken off; a small piece

  7. Chip(noun)

    wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets

  8. Chip(noun)

    anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; -- used contemptuously

  9. Chip(noun)

    one of the counters used in poker and other games

  10. Chip(noun)

    the triangular piece of wood attached to the log line


  1. Chip

    CHIP is a computer and communications magazine published by the CHIP Holding in 15 countries of Europe and Asia. The German edition of CHIP was launched in September 1978 and is one of Germany's oldest and largest computer magazines with 418.019 copies sold in average each month of the 4th quarter 2008. Competitors in its German home market include Computer Bild, PC-Welt and c't.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHIP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3048

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHIP' in Nouns Frequency: #1208

Translations for CHIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a place from which a small piece is broken

There's a chip in the edge of this saucer.

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