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1 a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye" [syn: bit, flake, fleck, scrap]
2 a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
3 a piece of dried bovine dung [syn: cow chip, cow dung, buffalo chip]
4 a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat [syn: crisp, potato chip, Saratoga chip]
5 a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something [syn: check]
6 a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling [syn: poker chip]
7 electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit [syn: microchip, micro chip, silicon chip]
8 a low running approach shot [syn: chip shot]
9 the act of chipping something [syn: chipping, splintering]


1 break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped" [syn: chip off, come off, break away, break off]
2 cut a nick into [syn: nick]
3 play a chip shot
4 form by chipping; "They chipped their names in the stone"
5 break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth" [syn: knap, cut off, break off] [also: chipping, chipped]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /tʃɪp/, /tSIp/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪp


From cipp (small piece of wood)


  1. A small piece broken from a larger piece of solid material.
  2. A damaged area of a surface where a chip has been broken off.
    This cup has a chip in it.
  3. A token used in place of cash in gambling.
  4. A circuit fabricated in one piece on a small, thin substrate.
  5. A thin, crisp, baked piece of vegetable, usually potato.
    potato chips
    tortilla chips
  6. (British/Australian/New Zealand) A fried strip of potato of square or rectangular cross-section, similar to French fries.
  7. A shot where the ball goes more upwards than a regular shot
  8. A takeout that hits a rock at an angle.
  9. A dried piece of dung used as fuel.
  10. A receptacle, usually for strawberries or other fruit.


small piece broken off
  • Finnish: siru
  • Portuguese: lasca
  • Russian: щепка, лучина, стружка of wood; осколок, обломок
  • Spanish: astilla
damaged area of a surface
token used in gambling
  • Finnish: pelimerkki
  • Portuguese: ficha
  • Russian: фишка
  • Spanish: ficha
  • Finnish: siru, piisiru
  • Portuguese: microchip, CI, circuito integrado
  • Russian: микросхема, чип
  • Spanish: chip
baked piece of vegetable
  • Finnish: sipsi, lastu
  • Portuguese: batata frita
  • Russian: чипс
fried strip of potato
shot where the ball goes more upwards than a regular shot
  • Finnish: chippi
curling: takeout that hits a rock at an angle
dried piece of dung


  1. To break into small pieces.
    The workers chipped the dead branches into mulch.
  2. To break small pieces from.
    Be careful not to chip the paint.
  3. In the context of "golf": To play a shot where the ball goes predominately upwards rather than forwards
  4. to upgrade an engine management system, usually to increase power.
  5. To become chipped.
    This varnish chips easily.
  6. In the context of "card games": Often with "in", to ante (up).


to break into small pieces
to break small pieces from
  • Finnish: kolhia
  • French: cocher
  • Spanish: desconchar
to play a shot where the ball goes predominantly upwards
  • Finnish: chipata
to become chipped
to ante up
  • Finnish: korottaa










  1. chip

Extensive Definition







  • Chip, a character in the movie "National Lampoon's Animal House" who pledged and was accepted into the Omega house; the role was played by Kevin Bacon
  • CHiPs, a television series about the California Highway Patrol
  • Chips (band), a Swedish pop and country group
  • Ch!pz, a Dutch band popular in The Netherlands and in some European countries
  • Mr. Chips, the mascot for the UK game show Catchphrase


See also

chip in Danish: Chip
chip in German: Chip
chip in French: Chip
chip in Korean: 칩
chip in Italian: Chip
chip in Hungarian: Chip
chip in Dutch: Chip
chip in Japanese: チップ
chip in Polish: Chip
chip in Vietnamese: Chip

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