chip-n; 13 Senses

Sense Number 1: a small fragment of a larger object

Commentary: CHIP[+form][+fragment][+small]

John broke a chip off his tooth on a rice kernel.
Use some wood chips to start the fire.
I mulched the shrubs with cedar chips.
He's a chip off the old block. (metaphoric extension, he's like a piece of his parent)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a tiny electronic device made of semiconducting material

Commentary: CHIP[+device][+tiny][+electronic][+semiconductor]

The memory chip market has been going through a slump.
Their firm has patented a new micro chip which will go into production next year.
Is the power versus cost of computer chips still obeying Moore's Law?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 3: a thin slice of crisp starchy food, baked or fried

Commentary: CHIP[+food][+starchy][+slice][+thin][+crisp][+round/+elongated]

Pete bought a bag of potato chips from the vending machine.
We ordered tortilla chips, salsa and a pitcher of cold beer at the seaside cafe.
Mary didn't like the banana chips.
I know a place that serves really good fish and chips. (elongated slices of crisp starch)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: a flaw or mark on something, a small missing bit of something

Commentary: CHIP[+form][+flawed][+break][+small]

I never noticed this chip on the glass table before.
The chip on that antique porcelain teapot makes it less valuable.
Note: the other half of Sense 1, Sense 1 is the tiny bit, Sense 4 is the area where it was.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: the activity of breaking or splintering something

Commentary: CHIP[+activity][+breaking][+splintering]

We could hear the chip of wood axes in the distance.
I heard the chip of ice cubes by the flight attendant in the forward galley of the airplane.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 6: a short, lofted shot of a ball in sports

Commentary: CHIP[+action][+shot][+short][+ball][+golf/+tennis/+soccer]

The tennis player made a beautiful chip that caught his opponent off guard.
The golfer made a chip into the ninth hole, becoming the leader in the tournament.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 7: dried pieces of manure from cattle, ungulates

Commentary: CHIP[+excrement][+dried][+ungulate][+cow/+buffalo]

The pioneers used buffalo chips as fuel for their fires.
Watch out for the cow chips there on the path.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 8: small round disks used as money in poker games

Commentary: CHIP[+disk][+small][+game][+poker] [+role][+counter][+betting][+poker]

Bill was sitting behind a huge stack of chips at the poker table.
The red poker chips are worth $5 and the blue chips are worth $10. (traditionally, blue chips are worth the most)
When it comes to stocks, Pete's father only buys blue chip. (metaphoric extension, highest value)
The retirement package will be a big bargaining chip for management during labor negotiations. (figurative extension)
They are really in the chips since they sold their start-up to Microsoft. (have a lot of money)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 9: small bits of candy, used in cookies or toppings

Commentary: CHIP[+candy][+piece][+tiny]

I put chocolate chips in my pecan cookies.
Tommy asked for toffee chips on his ice cream sundae.
Mary stirred peanut butter chips into the dark chocolate batter.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 10: triangular wooden float on a lag line

Commentary: CHIP[+device][+float][+triangular][+wooden]

The chip tore loose of the line trailing in the water.
Can you see the chip bobbing behind the boat?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 11: microarray of genetic nucleotides

Commentary: CHIP[+device][+tiny][+microarray][+nucleotide][+expression]
NOTE: produced via masking techniques similar to those used for Sense 2; however these do not possess integrated electronic circuits (Sense 2) , but are basically very high tech Petri dishes.

Gene expression can be studied much more efficiently through the use of DNA chips.
Microarray analysis examines which nucleotides are expressed on gene chips.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 12: belligerent or grudging attitude

Commentary: Idiom: chip_on_one's_shoulder

The new guy at work seems to have a chip on his shoulder.
Ever since they lost the championship the team has had a chip on its shoulder.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: chip_on_one's_shoulder

Sense Number 13: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)