CHIP, CHEAP, CHIPPING, in the names of places, imply a market; from Sax. Ceapan, cypan, to buy or sell. [See Cheap.]
CHIP, n. [From the root of chop. Fr. coupeau.]
- A piece of wood or other substance, separated from a body by a cutting instrument, particularly by an ax. It is used also for a piece of stone separated by a chisel or other instrument, in hewing.
- A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece.
To break or fly off in small pieces, as in potter's ware.
To cut into small pieces, or chips; to diminish by cutting away a little at a time, or in small pieces; to hew. – Shak.
- To cut small pieces from] to
diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time;
- To break or fly
off in small pieces.
piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax,
chisel, or cutting instrument.
- To break or crack, or crack off a
portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of
- A fragment or piece broken off; a
- To bet, as with chips in the game of
- Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into
slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or
- Anything dried up, withered, or
without flavor; -- used contemptuously.
- One of the counters used in poker and
- The triangular piece of
wood attached to the log line.