The difference between Chip and Crisp

When used as nouns, chip means a small piece broken from a larger piece of solid material, whereas crisp means a thin slice of fried potato eaten as a snack.

When used as verbs, chip means to chop or cut into small pieces, whereas crisp means to make crisp.

Crisp is also adjective with the meaning: sharp, clearly defined.

check bellow for the other definitions of Chip and Crisp

  1. Chip as a noun:

    A small piece broken from a larger piece of solid material.

  2. Chip as a noun:

    A damaged area of a surface where a small piece has been broken off.


    "This cup has a chip in it."

  3. Chip as a noun (games, gambling):

    A token used in place of cash.

  4. Chip as a noun (slang, dated):

    A sovereign .

  5. Chip as a noun (electronics):

    A circuit fabricated in one piece on a small, thin substrate.

  6. Chip as a noun (electronics):

    A hybrid device mounted in a substrate, containing electronic circuitry and miniaturised mechanical, chemical and/or biochemical devices.

  7. Chip as a noun (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, especially, in the plural):

    A fried strip of potato of square or rectangular cross-section; a french fry.


    "Do you want sauce or mayonnaise on your chips?"

  8. Chip as a noun (US, Canada, Australia, and, New Zealand, especially, in the plural):

    A thin, crisp, fried slice of potato, or sometimes another vegetable.


    "they made their own [[potato chip]]s from scratch'', ''he ate a [[tortilla chip]]'', ''served with a side of apple chips"

  9. Chip as a noun (sports):

    A shot during which the ball travels more predominantly upwards than in a regular shot, as to clear an obstacle.

  10. Chip as a noun (curling):

    A takeout that hits a rock at an angle.

  11. Chip as a noun:

    A dried piece of dung used as fuel.

  12. Chip as a noun (New Zealand, northern):

    A receptacle, usually for strawberries or other fruit.

  13. Chip as a noun (gastronomy):

    A small, near-conical piece of food added in baking.


    "[[chocolate chip]]"

  14. Chip as a noun:

    A small rectangle of colour printed on coated paper for colour selection and matching. A virtual equivalent in software applications.

  15. Chip as a noun (nautical):

    The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line.

  16. Chip as a noun (historical):

    Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets.

  17. Chip as a noun (archaic, derogatory):

    Anything dried up, withered, or without flavour.

  18. Chip as a noun (golf):

    A low shot that travels further along the ground than it does in the air.

  1. Chip as a verb (transitive):

    To chop or cut into small pieces.


    "The workers chipped the dead branches into [[mulch]]."

  2. Chip as a verb (transitive):

    To break small pieces from.


    "Be careful not to chip the paint."

  3. Chip as a verb (transitive, sports):

    To play a shot hitting the ball predominantly upwards rather than forwards.

  4. Chip as a verb (transitive, sports):

    In association football, specifically, to play a shot on goal by kicking the ball in an arc, over the goalkeeper's reach. (Such shots are often played in a mostly horizontal direction, particularly when taken from distance). In this usage, the opposing goalkeeper is often the direct object of the verb.

  5. Chip as a verb (transitive, automotive):

    to upgrade an engine management system, usually to increase power.

  6. Chip as a verb (intransitive):

    To become chipped.


    "This varnish chips easily."

  7. Chip as a verb (intransitive, card games, often with "in"):

    To ante (up).

  8. Chip as a verb (transitive, informal):

    To fit (an animal) with a microchip.

  9. Chip as a verb (UK, transitive, often with "in"):

    to contribute.


    "Everyone needs to chip in £1 for George's leaving collection"

  1. Crisp as an adjective (of something seen or heard):

    Sharp, clearly defined.


    "This new television set has a very crisp image."

  2. Crisp as an adjective:

    Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture.


    "The crisp snow crunched underfoot."

  3. Crisp as an adjective:

    Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness.

  4. Crisp as an adjective (of weather, air etc.):

    Dry and cold.

  5. Crisp as an adjective (of movement, action etc.):

    Quick and accurate.

  6. Crisp as an adjective (of talk, text, etc.):

    Brief and to the point.


    "An expert, given a certain query, will often come up with a crisp answer: “yes” or “no”."

  7. Crisp as an adjective (of wine):

    having a refreshing amount of acidity; having less acidity than green wine, but more than a flabby one.

  8. Crisp as an adjective (obsolete):

    Lively; sparking; effervescing.

  9. Crisp as an adjective (dated):

    Curling in stiff curls or ringlets.


    "crisp hair"

  10. Crisp as an adjective (obsolete):

    Curled by the ripple of water.

  11. Crisp as an adjective (comptheory):

    Not using fuzzy logic; based on a binary distinction between true and false.

  1. Crisp as a noun (British):

    A thin slice of fried potato eaten as a snack.

  2. Crisp as a noun:

    A baked dessert made with fruit and crumb topping

  3. Crisp as a noun (food):

    Anything baked or fried and eaten as a snack


    "kale crisps"

  1. Crisp as a verb (transitive):

    To make crisp.


    "to crisp bacon by frying it"

  2. Crisp as a verb (intransitive):

    To become crisp.

  3. Crisp as a verb (transitive, dated):

    To curl; to form into ringlets, for example hair, or the nap of cloth

  4. Crisp as a verb (transitive, dated):

    to interweave, like the branches of trees.

  5. Crisp as a verb (intransitive, archaic):

    To undulate or ripple.

  6. Crisp as a verb (transitive, archaic):

    To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple.