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blue chip

also blue-chip·per (blo͞o′chĭp′ər)
n.
1. A stock that sells at a high price because of public confidence in its long record of steady earnings.
2. An extremely valuable asset or property.
3. Games A blue poker chip of high value.

blue′-chip′ adj.

blue chip

n
1. (Gambling, except Cards) a gambling chip with the highest value
2. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. a stock considered reliable with respect to both dividend income and capital value
b. (as modifier): a blue-chip company.
3. (modifier) denoting something considered to be a valuable asset

blue′ chip`


n.
1. a blue-colored chip of high value, used esp. in poker.
2. a common stock issued by a major company with a reputation for stability and financial strength and a good record of dividend payments: regarded as a low-risk investment.
3. a secure and valuable item held in reserve.
[1900–05, Amer.]
blue′-chip`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue chip - a common stock of a nationally known company whose value and dividends are reliable; typically have high price and low yield; "blue chips are usually safe investments"
common shares, common stock, ordinary shares - stock other than preferred stock; entitles the owner to a share of the corporation's profits and a share of the voting power in shareholder elections; "over 40 million Americans invest in common stocks"
2.blue chip - a blue poker chip with the highest value
poker chip, chip - a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
Translations
valeur de premier ordre
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