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English noun: chip

1. chip (object) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

SamplesA bit of rock caught him in the eye.

Synonymsbit, flake, fleck, scrap

Broader (hypernym)fragment

Narrower (hyponym)exfoliation, matchwood, scale, scurf, scurf, sliver, splinter

2. chip (artifact) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

Broader (hypernym)float

Domain categorynavigation, sailing, seafaring

3. chip (object) a piece of dried bovine dung

Synonymsbuffalo chip, cow chip, cow dung

Broader (hypernym)droppings, dung, muck

4. chip (food) a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

Synonymscrisp, potato chip, Saratoga chip

Broader (hypernym)snack food

5. chip (attribute) a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar

6. chip (artifact) a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling

Synonymspoker chip

Broader (hypernym)counter

Narrower (hyponym)blue chip

7. chip (artifact) electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit

Synonymsmicro chip, microchip, microprocessor chip, silicon chip

Broader (hypernym)semiconductor, semiconductor device, semiconductor unit

Narrower (hyponym)biochip, DNA chip, gene chip, memory chip, microprocessor

Part holonymintegrated circuit, microcircuit

Part meronymcomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

8. chip (act) (golf) a low running approach shot

Synonymschip shot

Broader (hypernym)approach, approach shot

Domain categorygolf, golf game

9. chip (act) the act of chipping something

Synonymschipping, splintering

Broader (hypernym)break, breakage, breaking

English verb: chip

1. chip (contact) break off (a piece from a whole)

SamplesHer tooth chipped.

ExamplesThe glass tubes chip, These glasses chip easily

Synonymsbreak away, break off, chip off, come off

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate

Narrower (hyponym)exfoliate, flake, flake off, peel, peel off

2. chip (contact) cut a nick into


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

3. chip (contact) play a chip shot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)shoot

Domain categorygolf, golf game

4. chip (contact) form by chipping

SamplesThey chipped their names in the stone.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

5. chip (contact) break a small piece off from

SamplesChip the glass.
Chip a tooth.

ExamplesThey chip the glass tubes

Synonymsbreak off, cut off, knap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

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