Meaning of CHIP in English



Function: verb

Inflected Form: chipped ; chip · ping

Etymology: Middle English chippen, from Old English -cippian (as in forcippian to cut off); akin to Old English cipp beam, Old High German chipfa stave

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

1 a : to cut or hew with an edged tool b (1) : to cut or break (a small piece) from something (2) : to cut or break a fragment from < chip a tooth> (3) : to cut into chips < chip a tree stump>

2 British : CHAFF , BANTER

3 : to hit (a return in tennis) with backspin

intransitive verb

1 : to break off in small pieces

2 : to play a chip shot

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.