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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chip]
    • /tʃɪp/
    • /tʃɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chip]
    • /tʃɪp/

Definitions of chip word

  • countable noun chip Chips are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat and eaten hot, usually with a meal. 3
  • countable noun chip Chips or potato chips are very thin slices of fried potato that are eaten cold as a snack. 3
  • countable noun chip A silicon chip is a very small piece of silicon with electronic circuits on it which is part of a computer or other piece of machinery. 3
  • countable noun chip A chip is a small piece of something or a small piece which has been broken off something. 3
  • countable noun chip A chip in something such as a piece of china or furniture is where a small piece has been broken off it. 3
  • verb chip If you chip something or if it chips, a small piece is broken off it. 3

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Origin of chip

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; (noun) Middle English chip (compare Old English cipp plowshare, beam, i.e., piece cut off); (v.) late Middle English chippen (compare Old English -cippian in forcippian to cut off); akin to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kippen to chip eggs, hatch

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Parts of speech for Chip


chip popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chip usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chip

verb chip

  • splinter — a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, or the like, split or broken off from the main body.
  • chop — If you chop something, you cut it into pieces with strong downward movements of a knife or an axe.
  • nick — Old Nick.
  • crack — If something hard cracks, or if you crack it, it becomes slightly damaged, with lines appearing on its surface.
  • hack — to place (something) on a hack, as for drying or feeding.

noun chip

  • piece — a separate or limited portion or quantity of something: a piece of land; a piece of chocolate.
  • bit — A bit of something is a small part or section of it.
  • crumb — Crumbs are tiny pieces that fall from bread, biscuits, or cake when you cut it or eat it.
  • chunk — Chunks of something are thick solid pieces of it.
  • morsel — a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc.

Antonyms for chip

verb chip

  • mend — to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.
  • combine — If you combine two or more things or if they combine, they exist together.
  • put together — assemble
  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • fix — to repair; mend.

noun chip

  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.

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