Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


Chiefly Poker. a blue-colored chip of high value.
a common stock issued by a major company that has financial strength, stability against fluctuations, and a good record of dividend payments: regarded as a low-risk investment.
a secure and valuable item or property held in reserve:
The airfield was a blue chip in the struggle for military supremacy.
of, relating to, or constituting a blue chip.
having outstanding or exemplary qualities within a specified category; leading:
a group of blue-chip scientists; blue-chip stock.
Contemporary Examples

The 1 Percent of the 1 Percent Michael Tomasky June 23, 2013
How Twitter Got Huge Daniel Gross November 6, 2013
Starbucks’ Effort to Solve the Fiscal Cliff Probably Won’t Work Daniel Gross December 25, 2012
History’s 13 Most Hated Companies The Daily Beast June 21, 2010
From Katrina to the Clink: Ex New Orleans Mayor Heads to Prison Jason Berry February 12, 2014
The New Rules of the Game for CEOs Daniel Gross November 10, 2012
John Roberts Upholds Obamacare and Rises Above Partisanship Howard Kurtz June 27, 2012
Joe Paterno Was a Dictator: Penn State Deserved Its Punishment Buzz Bissinger July 23, 2012

Historical Examples

The Love of Frank Nineteen David Carpenter Knight

a gambling chip with the highest value

a stock considered reliable with respect to both dividend income and capital value
(as modifier): a blue-chip company

(modifier) denoting something considered to be a valuable asset


Read Also:

  • Bluecoat

    a person who wears a coat or uniform that is blue. a police officer. a soldier in the U.S. Army in earlier times. Contemporary Examples ‘Turn,’ AMC’s New Series About America’s First Spy Ring, Is A Visually Arresting Historical Epic Marlow Stern April 5, 2014 Historical Examples Winchester Sidney Heath Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete […]

  • Blue-cod

    noun a common marine spiny-finned food fish, Parapercis colias, of the sub-Antarctic waters of New Zealand, esp at the Chatham Islands, which is greenish blue with brown marbling and inhabits rocky bottoms. Its smoked flesh is considered a delicacy Also called rock cod, pakirikiri, patutuki, rawaru

  • Blue-cohosh

    See under cohosh. either of two unrelated plants of the eastern U.S., Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) of the buttercup family, or Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh) of the barberry family, both used medicinally. noun any of several North American plants, such as the blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides: family Leonticaceae) and black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa: family Ranunculaceae)

  • Blue–collar

    of or relating to wage-earning workers who wear work clothes or other specialized clothing on the job, as mechanics, longshoremen, and miners. Compare white-collar. a blue-collar worker. Contemporary Examples ‘Does He Care About People Like Me?’ David Frum November 11, 2012 Paul Begala on the Five Stages of GOP Grief Paul Begala November 6, 2012 […]

Disclaimer: Blue-chip definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.