Chip Definition

chĭp
chipped, chipping, chips
noun
chips
A small, thin piece of wood, stone, etc., cut or broken off.
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A place where a small piece has been chipped off.
A chip on the edge of a plate.
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Money.
American Heritage
One of the small, round disks or counters used in poker and other gambling games as a token for money.
Webster's New World
Wood, palm leaf, or straw split and woven into bonnets, hats, etc.
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verb
chipped, chipping, chips
To cut or chop with an ax or other sharp tool.
Webster's New World
To cheep, as a bird.
American Heritage
To break off in small pieces.
This paint chips easily.
Webster's New World
To lose or be inherently subject to losing a small part or parts of itself.
The plate will chip easily.
Webster's New World
To break or cut off (a small piece or pieces)
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Antonyms:
mendunitejoin
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pronoun

A diminutive of the male given names Christopher and Charles.

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other

In spread spectrum (SS) radio, a random pseudonoise (PN) code symbol. A sequence of chips, each of which has a much shorter duration than an information bit, are used to modulate the bits. The IEEE 802.11b standard for wireless LANs (WLANs), for example specifies Barker code at transmission rates of 1 Mbps and 2 Mbps, and complementary code keying (CCK) at 5.5 Mbps and 11 Mbps. Both Barker code and CCK code data bits into chips to form symbols prior to transmission. See also Barker code, CCK, code, DSSS, FHSS, SS, and symbol.

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idiom
chip off the old block
  • A child whose appearance or character closely resembles that of one or the other parent.
American Heritage
chip on (one's) shoulder
  • A habitually hostile or combative attitude.
American Heritage
when the chips are down
  • At a critical or difficult time.
American Heritage
cash in one's chips
  • to turn in one's chips for their equivalent in money
  • to die
Webster's New World
chip away (at)
  • to accomplish or deal with (something) a little at a time

    to chip away at a long-term project

  • to gradually reduce or lessen (something)

    competitors chipped away at our annual profits

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Other Word Forms of Chip

Noun

Singular:
chip
Plural:
chips

Origin of Chip

  • Middle English from Old English cyp beam from Latin cippus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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