chip

Definitions

  • Producing wood chips from logs
    Producing wood chips from logs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chip cut a nick into
    • v chip break a small piece off from "chip the glass","chip a tooth"
    • v chip break off (a piece from a whole) "Her tooth chipped"
    • v chip form by chipping "They chipped their names in the stone"
    • v chip play a chip shot
    • n chip the act of chipping something
    • n chip (golf) a low running approach shot
    • n chip electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
    • n chip a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
    • n chip a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
    • n chip a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
    • n chip a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
    • n chip a small fragment of something broken off from the whole "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
    • n chip a piece of dried bovine dung
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Chipped flint arrow heads Chipped flint arrow heads
Western chipping sparrow Western chipping sparrow
CHIPPING SPARROW CHIPPING SPARROW

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933
    • Chip A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece.
    • Chip A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument.
    • Chip Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; -- used contemptuously.
    • Chip One of the counters used in poker and other games.
    • Chip (Naut) The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line.
    • Chip To bet, as with chips in the game of poker.
    • Chip To break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery.
    • v. i Chip To break or fly off in small pieces.
    • Chip To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew.
    • Chip Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet
    • chip To cut into small pieces or chips; diminish or disfigure by cutting away a little at a time or in small pieces; hack away. See chipping.
    • chip In poker, faro, and other games at cards, to bet; lay a wager: as, to chip five dollars (that is, to stake chips representing five dollars).
    • chip To break or fly off in small pieces, as the glazing in pottery.
    • chip In poker, to bet a chip: as, I chip.
    • chip To carp; gibe; sneer.
    • n chip A small fragment of wood, stone, or other substance, separated from a body by a blow of an instrument, particularly a cutting instrument, as an ax, an adz, or a chisel.
    • n chip Wood, coarse straw, palm-leaves, or similar material split into thin slips and made by weaving into hats and bonnets.
    • n chip Anything dried up and deprived of strength and character.
    • n chip Specifically— The dried dung of the American bison; a buffalo-chip.
    • n chip Nautical, the quadrant-shaped piece of wood attached to the end of the log-line. See log.
    • n chip One of the small disks or counters used in poker and some other games at cards, usually of ivory or bone, marked to represent various sums of money.
    • n chip A carpenter: commonly in the plural.
    • n chip A small wedge-shaped piece of ivory used in rough-tuning a piano.
    • chip To utter a short, dry, crisp sound, as a bird or a bat; cheep; chirp.
    • n chip The cry of the bat.
    • chip In poker, to bet a counter of the smallest value, in order to keep in the pool until others declare.
    • n chip Specifically, in gem-cutting, a cleavage which weighs less than three fourths of a carat.
    • n chip In wrestling, a special mode of throwing one's opponent; a trick.
    • n chip A quarrel; a falling out; a ‘spat.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
    • v.t Chip chip to chop or cut into small pieces: to hew: of chickens, to break the shell of the egg in hatching: to pare away the crust of bread, &c.: to bet
    • pr.p Chip chip′ping; pa.p. chipped
    • n Chip a small piece of wood or other substance chopped off:
    • n Chip (slang) a sovereign
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.”
  • Helen Rowland
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    “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.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.”
  • Jack Herbert
    Jack Herbert
    “A chip on the shoulder indicates that there is wood higher up.”
  • Brigham Young
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    “Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.”
  • Janeane Garofalo
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    “I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.”

Idioms

Cash in your chips - If you cash in your chips, you sell something to get what profit you can because you think its value is going to fall. It can also mean 'to die'.
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Cheap as chips - (UK) If something is very inexpensive, it is as cheap as chips.
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Chip off the old block - If someone is a chip off the old block, they closely resemble one or both of the parents in character.
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Chip on your shoulder - If someone has a chip on their shoulder, they are resentful about something and feel that they have been treated badly.
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Let the chips fall where they may - This means that we shouldn't try to control events, because destiny controls them.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. kippen, to cut off the edge, to clip, pare. Cf. Chop to cut

Usage

In literature:

Don't spare for chips.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
As the extremities of these tongues are shoved farther and farther out they chip off and float away.
"Fast in the Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
He stepped up to the table, bought a hundred dollars worth of chips, and put fifty on Number Thirteen.
"...Or Your Money Back" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Her Majesty took a handful of chips.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
The logwood chips should be put in a bag and boiled for 20 minutes to 1/2 an hour, just before using.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
Both of us had left our chips on the table.
"Card Trick" by Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
He unrolled a napkin and disclosed about half a pound of chipped beef.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Most hustlers can't keep their eyes off your chips.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Here the officer would build a diminutive fire of chips or splinters between bricks, and boil or toast or roast his allowance.
"Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons" by Homer B. Sprague
He got so red in the face that I thought he'd burst Then the other man chipped in and asked me what I'd got in the car.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
At such times they were in despair; but as they pressed on they could hear the chipping again.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
One thing to remember in the chip graft is not to cut your chip too thin.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
There was a large heap of chips and shavings about it.
"Forests of Maine" by Jacob S. Abbott
Murdock and Chips, just jump down into the gig and pass those things out of her.
"Turned Adrift" by Harry Collingwood
From the air, this substantial building had looked like a mere chip.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
It is only a chipped pebble.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
White chips is a dime, limit is a dollar and no gunplay goes.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
You and Chips appear to be troubled about something.
"The Land of Fire" by Mayne Reid
CHIP OF THE FLYING U. Wherein the love affairs of Chip and Delia Whitman are charmingly and humorously told.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Soapy rasped his stubby chin, looked sideways at Sam and then at Blackwell, and abruptly shaved in chips enough to call the raise.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
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In poetry:

Nell was a diver's daughter
He used to dive under the ships.
He'd walk on the bed of the ocean
And tread on the fishes and chips.
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
The artisan's receding gait
Has brushed the chips away,
Where innocence shall recreate,
Or like the flowers grow, and wait
The balminess of May.
"Improvement." by Hattie Howard
Round about him the. rabbits play,
Skipping and scampering all the day,
And the sweet young grass by the logs they crop.
(Chip! . . Chop! . . Chip! . . Chop!)
"The Axeman" by C J Dennis
Then he chipped and smoothed the planking,
Till the King, delighted, swore,
With much lauding and much thanking,
"Handsomer is now my Dragon
Than she was before!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The chip is on my shoulder--see?
But touch it and I'll raise your fur;
I'm full of business, so beware!
For, though I'm loaded up for bear,
I'm quite as like to kill a cur!
"To A Bully" by Eugene Field
Before anything had a soul,
While life was a heave of Matter, half inanimate,
This little bit chipped off in brilliance
And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.
"Humming-Bird" by D H Lawrence

In news:

No need for expensive white chocolate, white chocolate chips will work fine.
1 cup (about 6 ounces) white chocolate chips.
Bittersweet or milk chocolate chips.
"Godiva chocolates, an Italian beef sandwich with hot peppers, french fries, warm chocolate chip cookies and …" well, you get the message.
The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) reached a settlement with the owners of the wood chip carrier NEW CARISSA regarding removal of the wreckage.
Our intrepid builder uses interior trim to hide some of the gaps and chips in the planking-and in his carpentry skills.
Party Poker, the world's largest site, decided to cash in its chips.
2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk 1 tbsp light corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups coarsely chopped cashews 2 cups raisins.
Catawba coach Chip Hester.
The path toward second-generation ethanol -- made from cellulosic sources such as crop residues, wood chips, and municipal waste -- has not been smooth, but it is still on track, say experts in the topic.
Chip is traveling this week on business, so it's a great opporutnity for a Lightning Round Week.
Posted on October 13, 2011 at 11:00 pm by Chip Bailey in Astros, Astros/MLB, General.
Need a hot dip to pair with your chips for movie or game night at home.
Chevalier Machinery has a new sales direction for 2011 focusing on selling large capacity and heavy duty machining and there are some specific models being focused on for both for their grinding and chip cutting divisions.
'Best ever' chewy chocolate chip cookies.
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In science:

The constraint logic programming language CHIP.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
It is based on an already existing31 VLSI readout chip while all other features are well established detector technology.
An efficient photoelectric X-ray Polarimeter for the study of Black Holes and Neutron Stars
The development effort towards the final chip has proceeded along several steps of increasing complexity.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
The absolute calibration of the FPIX1 readout chip response was determined by measuring the differential counting rate due to the same two X-ray sources.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
These data were obtained originally for the study of globular clusters in M33, and a globular cluster is centered in each PC chip.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
The data from the PC chip were presented by Sara jedini et al. (1998) and Sara jedini et al. (2000).
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
In this study we use all field stars in the WF2, WF3, and WF4 chips as well as in the PC chip.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
Therefore only the stars in the PC chip (which has higher spatial resolution than the WF chips) are used to measure the magnitude of the red clump in these regions in the following.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
For the R14 and R12 regions in Figure 8, in which only the stars in the PC chip are used because of crowding, the luminosity functions are arbitrarily multiplied by a factor of 5 for plotting.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
The panels (c) and (d), for R14 and R12 regions, are only for the stars in the PC chip.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
In this paper we report on irradiation tests performed on several preFPIX2 prototype pixel readout chips for the BTeV experiment exposed to a 200 MeV proton beam.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
The prototype chips have been implemented in commercial 0.25 µm CMOS processes following radiation tolerant design rules.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
For this reason, we did proton irradiation tests with BTeV readout chip prototypes in order to verify the robustness to total dose and Single Event Effects.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
In order to satisfy the needs of BTeV, the FPIX pixel readout chip must provide “very clean” track crossing information near the interaction region for every 132 ns beam crossing.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
In Figure 1 the FPIX chip block diagram is shown.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
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