What does chip mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrapnoun

    a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

  2. chipnoun

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

  3. chip, cow chip, cow dung, buffalo chipnoun

    a piece of dried bovine dung

  4. chip, crisp, potato chip, Saratoga chipnoun

    a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

  5. check, chipnoun

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

  6. chip, poker chipnoun

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

  7. chip, microchip, micro chip, silicon chip, microprocessor chipnoun

    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 shotnoun

    (golf) a low running approach shot

  9. chip, chipping, splinteringverb

    the act of chipping something

  10. chip, chip off, come off, break away, break offverb

    break off (a piece from a whole)

    "Her tooth chipped"

  11. nick, chipverb

    cut a nick into

  12. chipverb

    play a chip shot

  13. chipverb

    form by chipping

    "They chipped their names in the stone"

  14. chip, knap, cut off, break offverb

    break a small piece off from

    "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"


  1. chipnoun

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

  2. chipnoun

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

    This cup has a chip in it.

  3. chipnoun

    A token used in place of cash.

  4. chipnoun

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

  5. chipnoun

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

  6. chipnoun

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

    Do you want sauce or mayonnaise on your chips?

  7. chipnoun

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

    potato chip, tortilla chip

  8. chipnoun

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

  9. chipnoun

    A takeout that hits a rock at an angle.

  10. chipverb

    To break into small pieces.

    The workers chipped the dead branches into mulch.

  11. chipverb

    To break small pieces from.

    Be careful not to chip the paint.

  12. chipverb

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

  13. chipverb

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

  14. chipverb

    To become chipped.

    This varnish chips easily.

  15. chipverb

    To ante (up).

  16. chipverb

    To fit (an animal) with a microchip.

  17. chipverb

    to contribute.

    Anyone got u00A31? Ill chip 50p.

  18. chipnoun

    A dried piece of dung used as fuel.

  19. chipnoun

    A receptacle, usually for strawberries or other fruit.

  20. chipnoun

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

    chocolate chip

  21. Chipnoun

    A diminutive of the male given names Christopher and Charles.

  22. ChIPnoun

    chromatin immunoprecipitation

  23. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHIP, Cheap, Chipping

    in the names of places, imply a market; from the Sax. cyppan ceapan , to buy. Edmund Gibson Cam.

  2. Chipnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Cucumbers do extremely affect moisture, and over-drink themselves, which chaff or chips forbideth. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    That chip made the iron swim, not by any natural power. Jeremy Taylor, Worthy Communicant.

    The straw was laid below;
    Of chips and serewood was the second row. John Dryden, Fables.

    The manganese lies in the vein in lumps wrecked, in an irregular manner, among clay, coarse spar, and chips of stone. John Woodward, on Fossils.

  3. To Chipverb

    To cut into small pieces; to diminish, by cutting away a little at a time.

    Etymology: probably corrupted from chop.

    To return to our statue in the block of marble, we see it sometimes only begun to be chipped; sometimes rough hewn, and just sketched into an human figure. Joseph Addison, Spectat.

    The critick strikes out all that is not just;
    And ’tis ev’n so the butler chips his crust. William King, Cookery.

    Taught him to chip the wood, and hew the stone. James Thomson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chipverb

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

  2. Chipverb

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

  3. Chipverb

    to bet, as with chips in the game of poker

  4. Chipverb

    to break or fly off in small pieces

  5. Chipnoun

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

  6. Chipnoun

    a fragment or piece broken off; a small piece

  7. Chipnoun

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

  8. Chipnoun

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

  9. Chipnoun

    one of the counters used in poker and other games

  10. Chipnoun

    the triangular piece of wood attached to the log line

  11. Etymology: [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.]

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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

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  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. Andrea Leadsom:

    I firmly believe all European countries are democratically elected, political institutions who will not either act in an illegal or in an unfair way. They will take pragmatic decisions that are in the interest of their people and our people, again, democratically elected European parliaments will take pragmatic decisions about what's in their interest and they will choose to give tariff-free access to the UK. That will not be, I don't think, a bargaining chip around free movement.

  2. Teresa Joann Rowe:

    Former Marine Donovan Crowl felt like he did a 180-degree turnaround, felt like the world owed him a living and had a big chip on his shoulder, i don't know if Former Marine Donovan Crowl's because life didn't go the way he planned.

  3. Greg Roh:

    The virus outbreak is positive for Samsung's mobile division, but negative for Samsung's chip and display businesses, samsung will not be completely immune from the virus.

  4. Canadian Pelley:

    After the incident( murder), many blue-chip businesses and many governments continued to do business in Saudi,( and the) entertainment business is still flourishing, there was Italian Super Cup with AC Milan and Juventus( in January) and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal and celebrated, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Mariah Carey tried to find any kind of criticism for Cristiano Ronaldo, yet Cristiano Ronaldo and Mariah Carey players were criticized. Why was golf singled out ? I was perplexed why Cristiano Ronaldo and Mariah Carey were.

  5. Peter Hotez:

    Chip Walter want to make sure the vaccine is not worsening that, that may take more time in order to convince both the companies and the regulators that these kinds of phenomenon are not occurring.

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Translations for chip

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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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