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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CHIP

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chip is ranked #107669 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chip surname appeared 165 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Chip.

    39.3% or 65 total occurrences were White.
    29.7% or 49 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    23% or 38 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.2% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
    3.6% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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. Will Zalatoris:

    Jordan hits this chip shot that skips through the rough, goes up, checks on the hill and then basically goes Mach3 and just slams into the back of the hole and goes in, then he follows it up with a 30- or 40-footer on the next hole. This is just Jordan.

  2. Christopher Rufo:

    I think any successful public pressure campaign works because it changes public perception, as you chip away at their reputation, they can make a course correction and say, ‘We need to drop this stuff, it’s actually hurting our company.’.

  3. Edison Lee:

    These broad restrictions on commercial chip sales will bring significant disruption to the Edison Lee semiconductor industry.

  4. Ganesh Ramamoorthy:

    It's crazy if India thinks it can compete with China on something like chip manufacturing when our electronics industry is a shambles.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    But the end game of this all, George, is going to be to get people vaccinated, india is the largest vaccine producing country in the world, they’ve got to get their resources not only from within but also from without and that’s the reason why other countries need to chip in to be able to get either supplies to the Indians to make their own vaccines or to get vaccines donated.

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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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