What does CHIP mean?

Definitions for CHIPtʃɪp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word CHIP.

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"


  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

  11. Origin: [Cf. G. kippen to cut off the edge, to clip, pare. Cf. Chop to cut.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chip

    chip, v.t. to chop or cut into small pieces: to hew: of chickens, to break the shell of the egg in hatching: to pare away the crust of bread, &c.: to bet:—pr.p. chip′ping; pa.p. chipped.—n. a small piece of wood or other substance chopped off: (slang) a sovereign.—n. Chip′-hat, a cheap kind of hat, made of what is popularly called Brazilian grass, but really consisting of strips of the leaves of a palm (Chamærops argentea) imported from Cuba.—adj. Chip′py, abounding in chips: dry as a chip: seedy from an overdose of liquor.—Chip in, to supply one's part.—A chip of the old block, one with the characteristics of his father. [M. E. chippen, to cut in pieces. Conn. with Chop.]

Editors Contribution

  1. chip

    A type of homemade potato food and food product created and processed in various colors, flavors, ingredients, potatoes, recipes, shapes and sizes.

    We love to eat chips in our house, mam makes them homemade sometimes and other times we have some from the supermarket or the chip shop in the village.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CHIP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CHIP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous:

    Intel has announced its next chip the Repentium.

  2. Jeff Day:

    We went through 10 or so different iterations of the chip.

  3. Janardan Menon at brokerage Liberum:

    The mood at the memory chip makers is weakening as we speak.

  4. Brigham Young:

    Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.

  5. Carmela Stamper:

    Feeding the odd potato chip or pretzel probably won’t do any harm.

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Translations for CHIP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • skyfie, aartappelskyfieAfrikaans
  • счупено парче, чипс, отломка, жетон, треска, чип, отчупвам, нащърбвам се, чупяBulgarian
  • chip, čipCzech
  • Chip, Pommes frites, Fritte, Pommes, KartoffelchipGerman
  • μάρκα, θραύσμα, τηγανιτή πατάτα, πελεκούδι, τσιπάκι, πατατάκι, πλακίδιο ολοκληρωμένου κυκλώματος, ροκανίδιGreek
  • desconchado, papa frita, chip, patata frita, ficha, astilla, desconcharse, astillar, desconcharSpanish
  • ژتونPersian
  • kolo, siru, chippi, lastu, piisiru, pelimerkki, ranskalainen, nirhama, kolhu, lantakakku, sipsi, lohjeta, chipata, silputa, kolhiintua, kolhia, pilkkoa, korottaaFinnish
  • croustille, micropuce, chips, brisure, frite, briser, cocherFrench
  • zsetonHungarian
  • patatina, chip, scheggia, fiche, frammento, gettoneItalian
  • ポテトチップJapanese
  • rutunga, paopaoMāori
  • чип, интегрално колоMacedonian
  • ċipsMaltese
  • ficheDutch
  • potetgullNorwegian
  • żetony, odłamki, frytki, odłamek, frytka, żetonPolish
  • ficha, lasca, chip, batata frita, CI, circuito integrado, microchipPortuguese
  • cip, așchie, fragment, surceaRomanian
  • чипс, микросхема, обломок, кизяк, стружка, щепка, осколок, ломтик, лучина, чип, фишкаRussian
  • tjhipiseSouthern Sotho
  • chips, pjäs, flisa, pommes frites, ruka, krets, marker, brickaSwedish

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