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bargaining chip
chip and pin
▪ Most shoppers prefer chip and pin to the old system.
chip pan
chip shop
chocolate chip cookie
chocolate chips (=very small pieces of chocolate)
▪ vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips
corn chip
cow chip
fish and chips
▪ Why don't we stop off for some fish and chips on the way home?
fish and chips
▪ Get some fish and chips on your way home.
flip chip
▪ flip-chip technology
silicon chip
tortilla chip
wood chips (=small rough pieces)
▪ Fish are smoked slowly over wood chips.
▪ Many blue chip companies use team-based competitions with a series of mental and physical challenges.
▪ Metal, paper and chemical makers were among the leading gainers, helping blue chips to an impressive advance.
▪ Second line shares, along with blue chips, were in festive spirit.
▪ The index of blue chip stocks gained 159. 70 for the week.
▪ The Nasdaq's overnight gains sparked strong demand for electronic blue chips.
▪ That proved a bonanza in 1995, when blue chips were market leaders.
▪ Zurich: Selected blue chips saw high turnover as shares firmed across the board.
▪ Meanwhile, non-tech, blue chip losses were widespread.
▪ For dessert, cover lime sherbet with a blanket of chocolate chips or chocolate sandwich cookie chunks.
▪ Butter is the dominant flavor of these crisp, delicate cookies dotted with tiny raisins which look like chocolate chips.
▪ By hand, stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
▪ Valerie Hermreck brings a batch of warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies to her husband and children.
▪ Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over batter.
▪ Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and marshmallow cream, stirring until melted.
▪ In small saucepan, combine condensed milk and chocolate chips to make filling.
▪ The days of the simple sugar cookie or the basic chocolate chip are gone.
▪ Guiltless Gourmet Baked Not Fried tortilla chips.
▪ Serve with baked tortilla chips, baked chicken or fish.
▪ Jim found a seat, and soon the party had settled down to tortilla chips, salsa, menus and conversation.
▪ Top with a small mound of tortilla chips and serve at once.
▪ The City also wants to take it easier after yesterday's barrage of trading statements from blue chip companies.
▪ Last year, soaring demand for computer products helped the majority of computer, software and chip companies post stellar earnings.
▪ Many blue chip companies use team-based competitions with a series of mental and physical challenges.
▪ Some interesting manufacturing articles coupled with a number of visits to blue chip companies helped considerably: we were not alone!
▪ We are very good at supplying international blue chip companies who are brand leaders in their fields.
▪ B then makes some computer chips and sells them to D, a trade supplier.
▪ Fox and hockey officials refused to put a price tag on a regulation puck stuffed with computer chips.
▪ Intel, the world's largest maker of computer chips, posted a 76 % drop in profits for the second quarter.
▪ Intel, the leading computer chip maker, said first-quarter revenues would be 25 % below the previous quarter.
▪ Dallas is the birthplace of the computer chip, the chicken fajita and the frozen margarita.
▪ This is a factory, more than 100 years old, which produces silicone for steel production and computer chips.
▪ I buy my six-pack and some chocolate chip cookies.
▪ Valerie Hermreck brings a batch of warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies to her husband and children.
▪ Intel, the leading computer chip maker, said first-quarter revenues would be 25 % below the previous quarter.
▪ The chip maker said it expects to report disappointing results for its fiscal third quarter ending Dec. 31.
▪ Memory chip maker Micron Technology Inc. fell as much as 2 1 / 8 to 30 7 / 8.
▪ Most of the costs of producing a memory chip are fixed, because of the elaborate factories and equipment needed.
▪ Unlike other memory chips, flash does not lose the stored contents when the computer is disconnected from a power supply.
▪ All told, demand for memory chips fell more than 16% in 1990.
▪ Overproduction of memory chips led to plunging prices.
▪ No word on who is supplying the memory chips.
▪ In your computer, the stockroom is the main bank of memory chips, and your processor is the line of customers.
▪ Kitchen Hazards Never leave a chip pan unattended; better still, replace it with a thermostatically-controlled deep fryer.
▪ Fat fire: A Stockton man needed hospital treatment for burns to his hands after a chip pan fire.
▪ With fresh water in the chip pan and a clean brush palette, I got started.
▪ It was a strange supper - tomatoes, potato chips, dried fruit and cake.
▪ They're as addicting as potato chips.
▪ A till was hurled out into the cheering crowd, followed by burgers, potato chips and furniture.
▪ I miss things like potato chips and junk food.
▪ The man returned to exchange the fudge for potato chips.
▪ You can buy cigarettes, potato chips, Ravens pennants, Styrofoam ice chests and snow shovels.
▪ Could one call Caesars the potato chip of the salad world?
▪ See, e-mail is a baked potato chip as opposed to a greasy, fried one.
▪ The Parkgate takeaway was declared the region's top chip shop in a competition we ran in 1990.
▪ It was half a mile to the chip shop, so you had to get a head start.
▪ An application has been made to establish a hot food shop adjacent to the chip shop.
▪ It seemed inevitable after this that he should take himself to the nearest fish and chip shop to eat his supper.
▪ Also, the fish and chip shop remains.
▪ The worst pollution is at sites near outlets from industrial potato washing units and fish and chip shops.
▪ More than once I had gone down to the phone outside the chip shop at Annick Water.
▪ In the fish and chip shop Charles noticed that his order was wrapped in a copy of the Sun.
▪ With modern technology many thousands of bistables can be formed on one silicon chip.
▪ Today computer networks and intricate silicon chips are grown too.
▪ But nuclear power brought nuclear warheads, plastics brought pollution, and the silicon chip promises unemployment for some people.
▪ Complexity poured into the artificial medium of machines and silicon chips will only be in further flux.
▪ They consist of two layers of paper with wood chips sandwiched between them, and are ideal for hiding minor wall irregularities.
▪ A wood chip plant will be closed for six months beginning this next week, they said.
▪ Charcoal, wood chips, coconut shells and maize cobs are the only practical fuels at the moment.
▪ Dunes of wood chips and mountains of logs rose even with the hillsides that hedged in the valley.
▪ Pulp the raw material used in paper making consisting mainly of wood chips, rags or other fibres.
▪ And especially if wood or wood chips from those trees are used for fuel.
▪ We wander down the paths the students have created and lined with wood chips.
▪ The wood chips parted against the bow.
▪ His attitude-as well as those of other old partners-toward the firm changed once he had cashed in his chips.
▪ Maybe they should cash in chips now.
▪ Where could they eat steak and chips, buy their favourite drink, or be entertained?
▪ The kids eat popcorn and chips and play in back.
▪ If you have to eat a cold chip, you're better off with an old-fashioned greasy one.
▪ Laskowski looked away when they ate chips or spirited them out to Nathan.
▪ They all trooped in, eating their fish and chips, and clustered around the bed.
▪ What John did was eat fish and chips.
▪ The person who ate fish and chips was John.
▪ Fish is what John ate - and chips.
▪ Most of the costs of producing a memory chip are fixed, because of the elaborate factories and equipment needed.
▪ The stencils are sold to companies which use them to produce semiconductor chips.
▪ The plant, which currently produces 486 chips, was built to make the 5K86 and more advanced processors.
▪ SuperSparc, on the other hand, can be used in a single chip configuration.
▪ But few other firms used the Motorola chip and the AViiON sold slowly.
▪ The 4013 i.c. contains two independent bistables so a 2-bit latch may be made using only one chip.
▪ The process uses small chips of carbon to adsorb the gold dissolved in solution.
▪ Convex Computer Corp is expected to reveal the fruits of its work with Hewlett-Packard using the PA-RISC chip early this week.
▪ For example, the 6x686-P200 system I tested uses a Cyrix chip with a clock speed of 166 megahertz.
▪ Auspex itself uses the Sparc chip for its own version of the product.
▪ It is important to use sour pickle chips, as this is what gives the burger its distinctive taste.
cash in your chips
▪ Old Bill Fisher finally cashed in his chips last week.
▪ His attitude-as well as those of other old partners-toward the firm changed once he had cashed in his chips.
chips and guacamole dip
Chips of plaster littered the floor of the lobby.
▪ After the decorators had left there were chips of plaster all over the lobby.
▪ fish and chips
▪ Wood chips covered the floor in the carpenter's workshop.
▪ A large number of young men reported eating white bread, chips, meat pies and sweets regularly.
▪ Ed instructed us how to approach our chips.
▪ Guiltless Gourmet Baked Not Fried tortilla chips.
▪ Her blue eyes narrowed to marble chips.
▪ Inmos Transputers are unique because they combine a processor, communications links and memory on a single chip.
▪ The company expects the early versions of the chip will go into low-end desktop computers primarily sold outside the United States.
▪ The process uses small chips of carbon to adsorb the gold dissolved in solution.
▪ He beat Rush and when tackled chipped the ball behind the line and followed up to score.
▪ He could chip his golf ball with precision and was an astute reader of tricky greens, especially on long putts.
▪ They don't peel potatoes, chip them and then deep-fry them; they buy frozen oven chips instead.
▪ Dinner was usually fried meat and pasty potatoes thrown on a chipped plate.
▪ He fell off his bike and chipped his front tooth.
▪ If you don't load the dishwasher right, it might chip some of the cups.
▪ She tried to chip the ice off the windshield.
▪ The ball hit him in the face and chipped a tooth.
▪ He chipped on calmly and got his par-4.
▪ He could chip his golf ball with precision and was an astute reader of tricky greens, especially on long putts.
▪ In December he agreed that he would chip in the same amount.
▪ Last week the defence minister, Sabahattin Cakmakog, chipped in.
▪ Parents, pupils and staff all chipped in to help collect the cash for a new bus for Eastbourne school.
▪ They bring a back over some times to chip a guy.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chip \Chip\, n.

  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, n., 3.

    A chip off the old block, a child who resembles either of his parents. [Colloq.]

    Potato chips, Saratoga chips, thin slices of raw potato fried crisp.


Chip \Chip\ (ch[i^]p), v. t. [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.

  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.]


Chip \Chip\, v. i. To break or fly off in small pieces.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "to chip" (intransitive, of stone); from Old English forcippian "to pare away by cutting, cut off," verbal form of cipp "small piece of wood" (see chip (n.)). Transitive meaning "to cut up, cut or trim" is from late 15c. Sense of "break off fragments" is 18c. To chip in "contribute" (1861) is American English, perhaps from card-playing. Related: Chipped; chipping. Chipped beef attested from 1826.


Old English cipp "piece of wood," perhaps from PIE root *keipo- "sharp post" (cognates: Dutch kip "small strip of wood," Old High German kipfa "wagon pole," Old Norse keppr "stick," Latin cippus "post, stake, beam;" the Germanic words perhaps borrowed from Latin).\n

\nMeaning "counter used in a game of chance" is first recorded 1840; electronics sense is from 1962. Used for thin slices of foodstuffs (originally fruit) since 1769; specific reference to potatoes is found by 1859 (in "A Tale of Two Cities"); potato chip is attested by 1879. Meaning "piece of dried dung" first attested 1846, American English.\n

\nChip of the old block is used by Milton (1642); earlier form was chip of the same block (1620s); more common modern phrase with off in place of of is early 20c. To have a chip on one's shoulder is 1830, American English, from the custom of a boy determined to fight putting a wood chip on his shoulder and defying another to knock it off. When the chips are down (1940s) is from the chips being down on the table after the final bets are made in a poker match.


"break caused by chipping," 1889, from chip (v.).


n. (acronym of child children's health insurance program English)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. a low running approach shot [syn: chip shot]

  9. the act of chipping something [syn: chipping, splintering]

  10. [also: chipping, chipped]

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

  2. cut a nick into [syn: nick]

  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: knap, cut off, break off]

  6. [also: chipping, chipped]


Chip or chips may refer to:

CHIP (programming language)

CHIP (Constraint Handling in Prolog) is a constraint logic programming language developed by M. Dincbas and alias in 1985 at ECRC, initially using a Prolog language interface. CHIP V5 is the version developed and marketed by COSYTEC in Paris since 1993 with Prolog, using C, C++, or Prolog language interfaces. The commercially successful ILOG Solver is also, partly, an offshoot of ECRC version of CHIP.

Chip (magazine)

Chip is a computer and communications magazine published by the CHIP Holding (formerly Vogel Burda Holding GmbH) in several countries of Europe and Asia. The German edition of CHIP was launched in September 1978 and is one of Germany's oldest and largest computer magazines with 418.019 copies sold in average each month of the 4th quarter 2008.

Competitors in its German home market include Computer Bild, PC-Welt and c't.

Chip (rapper)

Jahmaal Fyffe (born 26 November 1990), better known by his stage nameChip or Chipmunk, is an English MC and songwriter from Tottenham, North London.

Chip (CDMA)

In digital communications, a chip is a pulse of a direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) code, such as a Pseudo-random Noise (PN) code sequence used in direct-sequence code division multiple access (CDMA) channel access techniques.

In a binary direct-sequence system, each chip is typically a rectangular pulse of +1 or –1 amplitude, which is multiplied by a data sequence (similarly +1 or –1 representing the message bits) and by a carrier waveform to make the transmitted signal. The chips are therefore just the bit sequence out of the code generator; they are called chips to avoid confusing them with message bits.

The chip rate of a code is the number of pulses per second (chips per second) at which the code is transmitted (or received). The chip rate is larger than the symbol rate, meaning that one symbol is represented by multiple chips. The ratio is known as the spreading factor (SF) or processing gain:

$$\ \mbox{SF} = \frac{\mbox{chip rate}}{\mbox{symbol rate}}$$

Chip (stock market)

A chip is a terminology to describe a stock of a particular quality.

Chip (nickname)

Chip is a nickname, most often for Charles or Christopher. People with the nickname include:

  • Willis Chip Arndt (born 1966), American gay activist and winner, with his former partner, of The Amazing Race 4
  • William Chip Banks (born 1959), American National Football League player with the Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, and Indianapolis Colts (1982-1992)
  • Charles Chip Beck (born 1956), American golfer
  • John Chip Berlet (born 1949), American investigative journalist and photojournalist
  • Charles Eustis Bohlen, American diplomat
  • Harry Chip Caray (born 1965), American television sports broadcaster
  • James "Chip" Carter, son of former US President Jimmy Carter
  • Raymond Chip Cravaack (born 1959), American politician and former US Navy pilot
  • Louis Chip Davis (born 1947), founder and leader of the music group Mannheim Steamroller, songwriter of the 1975 hit "Convoy"
  • Charles Chip Esten (born 1965), American comedian, actor and singer
  • Laverne Chip Fields (born 1951), American singer, actress and television director
  • Floyd Chip Ganassi, Jr. (born 1958), American former racecar driver and current racecar owner
  • Walter Chip Hale (born 1964), American former Major League Baseball and current bench coach of the Oakland Athletics
  • George Chip Johannessen, American TV producer, writer and editor
  • John Chip Lohmiller (born 1966), American former National Football League placekicker
  • Charles Chip Kelly (born 1963), American college football and National Football League head coach
  • Charles Chip Kidd (born 1964), American graphic designer, author and editor
  • Phillip Chip Myers (1945-1999), American National Football League player
  • Edward Chip Monck (born 1939), American lighting designer and master of ceremonies at the 1969 Woodstock Festival
  • Charles Chip Pashayan (born 1941), American politician
  • Charles Chip Peterson (born 1987), American long-distance swimmer
  • Charles Chip Pickering (born 1963), American politician
  • David Chip Reese (1951-2007), American poker player
  • William Chip Rogers (born 1968), American former politician
  • Dale Chip Rosenbloom (born 1964), American filmmaker, director and producer, co-owner and Vice Chairman of the St. Louis Rams football franchise
  • Jerome Chip Zien (born 1947), American stage and television actor

Fictional characters include:

  • Richard "Chip" Douglas, one of My Three Sons in the American TV show
  • Chip, character from the Sega video game Sonic Unleashed
CHIP (computer)

CHIP (stylised as C.H.I.P.) is a personal single-board computer created by Next Thing Co., released on Kickstarter. It is advertised as "the world's first $9 computer". Currently in alpha test, it is expected to ship in July 2016.

Chip (association football)

A chip or lob is a shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal.

In general, the chip requires that the player strike the ball with the front of his foot, using the toe to lift the ball up in the air. Mostly used to score, focuses on getting the ball to a certain amount of vertical height, where the goalkeeper can't reach it and then have it come back down again into goal. It takes a certain amount of technique and precision to do and players such as Raúl González, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Baggio, Francesco Totti, Alessandro Del Piero and Lionel Messi have made it trademark moves.

When defending a chip, defenders has more time than other shooting method as ball stay long time in the air.

Usage examples of "chip".

Out front on the green cement lawn a tiptoed Cupid, wings aflutter, squirted from pouty lips an eternal stream of blue-colored water into a marble pool deep in good-luck coins and casino chips.

I had five boxes of Fiddle Faddle, two bags of Double-Stuff Oreo cookies, a ten-pack of Snickers bars, two bags of Fritos and one of Doritos, seven Gogurts in a variety of flavors, one bag of Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies, a box of Count Chocula, a two-pound bag of Skittles, and a six-pack of Yoo-Hoo locked in my room.

He had, through it all, clung to his bag of Chips Ahoy cookies, and now he slipped one from the bag, and dunked it into his tea.

Then it probably would embed the algorithm in a tamper-proof chip, and within five years every computer would come preloaded with a Digital Fortress chip.

Numataka could embed the algorithm in tamper-proof, spray-sealed VSLI chips and mass market them to world computer manufacturers, governments, industries, and perhaps, even the darker markets .

DNA chips, runs DNA isolated from the borehole samples through polymerase chain reactions to make thousands of random copies, and passes aliquots across the chips.

Our third division, advanced paleoliths and neoliths, refers to anomalously old stone tools that resemble the very finely chipped or smoothly polished stone industries of the standard Late Paleolithic and Neolithic periods.

The second trend will be the new classification methods of contents on the Net together with the availability of chips intended to filter offensive information.

Jigsaws, cards, roulette counters, poker chips, spillikins, marbles, yarrow stalks, dice, jacks, Trivial Pursuit wedges, bridge score-sheets, discarded Pictionary doodles, Scrabble tiles, bits of unidentifiable plastic and shards of bakelite, wood and metal formed a jumbled compost capable of engaging a dedicated housekeeper for several months of full-time sifting, cataloguing and sorting into the correct boxes.

When he had obtained a sufficient quantity he returned to the boathouse, made a small fire of chips, and, filling his tin baler with water, he set down the poppies to boil.

The worm would nest in his biochip along with the proposal and would affect his memory of this meetingeven with the Forget-Me-Notusing the same circuits and glands that the chip used to insert data.

Bull emerged from the herd, a giant who even outsized Boaster, with yellowed tusks chipped from fighting.

Me, I lolloped and leapt for my life at the other end, 200 pounds of yob genes, booze, snout and fast food, ten years older, charred and choked on heavy fuel, with no more to offer than my block drive and backhand chip.

The heavy ice worried Bucher, and he ordered the crew to begin chipping it away with sledgehammers, picks, whatever they could find.

Chip, galloping madly, caught a glimpse of the fugitive a mile away, set his teeth together, and swung Blazes sharply off the trail into a bypath which intersected the road further on.