What does chip mean?

Definitions for chip
tʃɪpchip

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"

Wiktionary

  1. chip(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. chip(Noun)

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

    This cup has a chip in it.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. chip(Noun)

    A token used in place of cash.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. chip(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  5. chip(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  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?

    Etymology: 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.

  7. chip(Noun)

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

    potato chip, tortilla chip

    Etymology: 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.

  8. chip(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  9. chip(Noun)

    A takeout that hits a rock at an angle.

    Etymology: 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.

  10. chip(Verb)

    To break into small pieces.

    The workers chipped the dead branches into mulch.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. chip(Verb)

    To break small pieces from.

    Be careful not to chip the paint.

    Etymology: 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.

  12. chip(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  13. chip(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  14. chip(Verb)

    To become chipped.

    This varnish chips easily.

    Etymology: 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.

  15. chip(Verb)

    To ante (up).

    Etymology: 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.

  16. chip(Verb)

    To fit (an animal) with a microchip.

    Etymology: 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.

  17. chip(Verb)

    to contribute.

    Anyone got u00A31? u2014 Iu2032ll chip 50p.

    Etymology: 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.

  18. chip(Noun)

    A dried piece of dung used as fuel.

    Etymology: 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.

  19. chip(Noun)

    A receptacle, usually for strawberries or other fruit.

    Etymology: 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.

  20. chip(Noun)

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

    chocolate chip

    Etymology: 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.

  21. Chip(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given names Christopher and Charles.

    Etymology: 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.

  22. ChIP(Noun)

    chromatin immunoprecipitation

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Chip(verb)

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

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

  3. Chip(verb)

    to bet, as with chips in the game of poker

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

  4. Chip(verb)

    to break or fly off in small pieces

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

  5. Chip(noun)

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

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

  6. Chip(noun)

    a fragment or piece broken off; a small piece

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

  7. Chip(noun)

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

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

  8. Chip(noun)

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

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

  9. Chip(noun)

    one of the counters used in poker and other games

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

  10. Chip(noun)

    the triangular piece of wood attached to the log line

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

Freebase

  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.]

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  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of chip in a Sentence

  1. Angie Genade:

    Many poachers and traders of illegal rhino horn have escaped conviction due to a lack of evidence that the courts would accept as beyond reasonable doubt, microchips help in creating the necessary evidence chain in a timely way as you just need to scan the chip to get an immediate result.

  2. Nicolas Cage:

    I cant go into specifics or percentages or ratios, but yeah, money is a factor. Im going to be completely direct about that. Theres no reason not to be, there are times when its more of a factor than not. I still have to feel that, whether or not the movie around me entirely works, Ill be able to deliver something and be fun to watch. But yes, its no secret that mistakes have been made in my past that Ive had to try to correct. Financial mistakes happened with the real estate implosion that occurred, in which the lions share of everything I had earned was pretty much eradicated. But one thing I wasnt going to do was file for bankruptcy. I had this pride thing where I wanted to work my way through anything, which was both good and bad. Not all the movies have been blue chip, but Ive kept getting closer to my instrument.

  3. Janet Helm:

    Turn it into a noodle, turn it into a chip, turn it into a fry, there are so many other ways to make them besides steamed and mashed. And all of these are just fantastic roasted in the oven; nothing can go wrong with a little extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.

  4. Attorney General Xavier Becerra:

    Make no mistake, this attack on California is just one more attempt to chip away at reproductive rights and access to abortion.

  5. Eddie Rausch:

    We'd reached the point where veterans who used the service didn’t want other veterans to know about the service because they saw them as competition, to solve that problem, we instituted a lottery for great tickets and prizes. Each veteran gets a unique URL or QC Code they can send out to their buddies, and once those buddies sign up and get verified, the veteran gets virtual participation appreciation coins in [their] account. They can use each coin as a chip in the hat for any lottery. So for every buddy you sign up it increases your odds.

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  • 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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