Chip - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃɪp|  American pronunciation of the word chip
Brit.  |tʃɪp|  British pronunciation of the word chip


- a small fragment of something broken off from the whole (syn: bit, flake, fleck, scrap)
- a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
- a piece of dried bovine dung
- a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat (syn: crisp)
- a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something (syn: check)
- a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
- 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)
- (golf) a low running approach shot
- the act of chipping something


- break off (a piece from a whole) (syn: break away, break off, come off)
Her tooth chipped
- cut a nick into (syn: nick)
- play a chip shot
- form by chipping
They chipped their names in the stone
- break a small piece off from (syn: break off, cut off, knap)
chip the glass
chip a tooth

Extra examples

The cup has a chip in it.

...wood chips were spread over the ground between the plants...

I bit into something hard and chipped my tooth.

He fell and chipped a bone in his knee.

The paint had chipped off.

He chipped away the ice from the car's windshield.

The sculptor chipped away bits of stone.

The golfer chipped the ball onto the green.

She chipped the soccer ball over the goalie's head.

He chipped a pass to his teammate.

The golfer chipped onto the green.

The plate had a tiny chip in the edge.

We've never had a chip since we were wed.

It is extremely brittle, chipping on the smallest fall or shock.

Wood chips covered the floor of the workshop.

Phrasal verbs

chip in  — contribute to some cause

Word forms

I/you/we/they: chip
he/she/it: chips
present participle: chipping
past tense: chipped
past participle: chipped
singular: chip
plural: chips
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