Definition of Topping

1. Noun. A flavorful addition on top of a dish.

Group relationships: Dish
Specialized synonyms: Frosting, Ice, Icing, Glaze, Meringue, Whipped Cream, Streusel
Generic synonyms: Garnish



2. Adjective. Excellent; best possible.

Definition of Topping

1. a. Rising above; surpassing.

2. n. The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top.

3. n. The tail of an artificial fly.

Definition of Topping

1. Verb. (present participle of top) ¹

2. Interjection. (UK informal dated) wonderful ¹

3. Noun. any food item added on top of another, such as sprinkles on ice cream or pepperoni on pizza ¹

4. Noun. The act of cutting off the top of something. ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Topping

1. something that forms a top [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Topping

topotecan
topothermesthesiometer
topotype
topotypes
topotypical
topotypical population
topozone
topozones
topped
topped it off
topped up
topper
toppers
toppiece
toppieces
topping (current term)
topping and back pressure turbine
topping cycle
topping it off
topping up
toppingly
toppings
topple
topple over
toppled
topples
toppling
toppling gait
topplings
toppo

Literary usage of Topping

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1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1872)
"topping had been regaled upon ' the premises, and was just drunk enough to be con- ... I don't think he is, ' " topping."—" Yes he is sir I think. ..."

2. Civil Procedure Reports: Containing Cases Under the Code of Civil Procedure by New York (State), Henry Huffman Browne, Courts, Rufus Leonard Scott, James Manford Kerr, Percival Soloman Menken (1891)
"LAWRENCE, J.—This is an appeal by George W. Murray, the grantee of Henry Foster topping, Jr., the son of Henry Foster topping, Sr., deceased; the said Henry ..."

3. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"topping. — Removing that part of the culm or stalk above the ears instead of ... The Pennsylvania Station1 found that by topping, 1050 pounds of stover were ..."

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