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Noun: chip  chip
  1. A small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    "a chip of rock caught him in the eye";
    - bit, flake, fleck, scrap
  2. A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
    - check
  3. Electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
    - microchip, micro chip, silicon chip, microprocessor chip
  4. [Brit] A strip of deep-fried potato
    - French fry [N. Amer], french fry [N. Amer]
  5. [N. Amer] A thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
    - crisp [Brit], potato chip [N. Amer], Saratoga chip, potato crisp [Brit]
  6. A small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
    - poker chip
  7. The act of chipping something
    - chipping, splintering
  8. A piece of dried bovine dung
    - cow chip, cow dung, buffalo chip
  9. (seafaring) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
  10. (golf) a low running approach shot
    - chip shot
Verb: chip (chipped,chipping)  chip
  1. Break off (a piece from a whole)
    "Her tooth chipped";
    - chip off, come off, break away, break off
  2. Cut a nick into
    - nick
  3. (golf) play a chip shot
  4. Form by chipping
    "They chipped their names in the stone"
  5. Break a small piece off from
    "chip a tooth"; "chip the glass";
    - knap, cut off, break off

Derived forms: chipping, chipped, chips

See also: chip at

Type of: approach, approach shot, blemish, break, breakage, breaking, counter, cut, defect, divide, droppings, dung, float, forge, form, fragment, mar, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], muck, part, scat, semiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, separate, shape, shoot, snack food, work

Part of: computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

Encyclopedia: Chip, George