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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chip \Chip\, verb (used without an object) To break or fly off in small pieces.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chip \Chip\, noun

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}, noun, 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chip \Chip\ (ch[i^]p), verb (used with an object) [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.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye" [syn: {bit}, {chip}, {flake}, {fleck}, {scrap}]

2: a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

3: a piece of dried bovine dung [syn: {chip}, {cow chip}, {cow dung}, {buffalo chip}]

4: a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat [syn: {chip}, {crisp}, {potato chip}, {Saratoga chip}]

5: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something [syn: {check}, {chip}]

6: a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling [syn: {chip}, {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: {chip}, {microchip}, {micro chip}, {silicon chip}, {microprocessor chip}]

8: (golf) a low running approach shot [syn: {chip}, {chip shot}]

9: the act of chipping something [syn: {chip}, {chipping}, {splintering}]


1: break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped" [syn: {chip}, {chip off}, {come off}, {break away}, {break off}]

2: cut a nick into [syn: {nick}, {chip}]

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: {chip}, {knap}, {cut off}, {break off}]

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