Word of the Day: Chip
chip / CHip
1. a cracker or a thinly sliced fried food
Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
Diane Duane, 1952-
2. a small piece of something that has broken off
The worse the carpenter, the more the chips.
3. a small silicon object that enables a computer to process information
Much of the work is going on in the electronics industry, where there is great demand to pack more components onto computer chips.
George M. Whitesides, 1939-
4. a dried piece of dung
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
Will Rogers, 1879-1935
5. a small round disk which represents money in various forms of gambling
People who say ‘Let the chips fall where they may,’ usually figure they will not be hit by a chip.
Bernard Williams, 1929-2003
6. a tiny morsel, usually of chocolate, often used in baking
However, the most classic American dessert of all might be the chocolate chip cookie.
Homaro Cantu, 1976-2015
1. to break off small pieces from the main part
But time slowly chips away at life.
Haruki Murakami, 1949-
2. to shape a material by cutting pieces off using a sharp tool
A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant.
George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950
3. to make a flaw in an object by breaking off a small piece of it
The mugs were set on the kitchen floor and remained there until the cat chipped a tooth and went on a hunger strike.
from “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris, 1956-