Definitions for: Chip


[n] the act of chipping something
[n] a low running approach shot
[n] electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
[n] a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
[n] (nautical) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
[n] a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
[n] a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
[n] a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
[n] a piece of dried bovine dung
[v] cut a nick into
[v] break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
[v] break off; of a piece from a whole; "Her tooth chipped"
[v] form by chipping; "They chipped their names in the stone"
[v] play a chip shot, in golf



Webster (1913) Definition: Chip (ch[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chipped (ch[i^]pt);
p. pr. & vb. n. Chipping.] [Cf. G. kippen to cut off the
edge, to clip, pare. Cf. Chop to cut.]
1. To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape,
by cutting away a little at a time; to hew. --Shak.

2. To break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an
eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery.

3. To bet, as with chips in the game of poker.

To chip in, to contribute, as to a fund; to share in the
risks or expenses of. [Slang. U. S.]


Chip, v. i.
To break or fly off in small pieces.


Chip, n.
1. A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by
an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument.

2. A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece.

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

4. Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; -- used
contemptuously.

5. One of the counters used in poker and other games.

6. (Naut.) The triangular piece of wood attached to the log
line.

Buffalo chips. See under Buffalo.

Chip ax, a small ax for chipping timber into shape.

Chip bonnet, Chip hat, a bonnet or a hat made of Chip.
See Chip, n., 3.

A chip off the old block, a child who resembles either of
his parents. [Colloq.] --Milton.

Potato chips, Saratoga chips, thin slices of raw potato
fried crisp.

Synonyms: bit, break away, break off, buffalo chip, check, chip off, chip shot, chipping, come off, cow chip, cow dung, crack, crisp, cut off, flake, fleck, knap, micro chip, microchip, nick, poker chip, potato chip, Saratoga chip, scrap, silicon chip, splintering

See Also: approach, approach shot, biochip, blemish, blue chip, break, breakage, breaking, carve, chip at, computer, computing device, computing machine, counter, cut, data processor, defect, divide, DNA chip, droppings, dung, electronic computer, exfoliate, exfoliation, flake, flake off, flinders, float, forge, form, fragment, gene chip, information processing system, integrated circuit, matchwood, memory chip, microcircuit, microprocessor, mold, mould, muck, part, peel, peel off, scale, scurf, semiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, separate, shape, shoot, sliver, snack food, splinter, work

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