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Definition of Chip


  1. To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew.
  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.
  4. To break or fly off in small pieces.
  5. A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument.
  6. A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece.
  7. Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets.
  8. Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; -- used contemptuously.
  9. One of the counters used in poker and other games.
  10. The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line.

Chip Quotations

Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
Helen Rowland

Obama's an angry guy. He's got a chip on his shoulder.
Rush Limbaugh

Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
Brigham Young

In the beginning, though, I have to admit that I did have a chip on my shoulder. I did want to prove everyone wrong. But after I went through the process and came out the other side, it wasn't about anyone else.
Billy Corgan

The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
John Cleese
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Chip Translations

chip in Dutch is bikken, afbikken
chip in German is Chip, integr. Schaltkreis
chip in Portuguese is microplaqueta

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