Definition of "topping" []

  • A sauce, frosting, or garnish for food. (noun)
  • A part or layer that forms the top. (noun)
  • The cropped parts of plants or trees after pruning. (noun)
  • Highest in rank or eminence. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British First-rate; excellent. (adjective)
  • Something that tops something else, esp a sauce or garnish for food (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Part of a brightly-coloured feather, usually from a golden pheasant crest, used to top some artificial flies (noun)
  • High or superior in rank, degree, etc (adjective)
  • Excellent; splendid (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "topping" in a sentence
  • "**wonderz if teh cruchy topping iz cinaminnanminanimon** **takesk some yellow cake wif deelishush crunchy topping** UM, cinaminnanminanimon!"
  • "Grace said ... even though i'm southern through and through, i could care less whether sweet or tart apples are used as the filling of a crisp. for me, the topping is the most important part, and this one's a winner."
  • "And when the plant has, about eight or nine leaves, and is ready to put forth a stalk, they nip off the top, which they call topping the tobacco: this amputation makes the {189} leaves grow longer and thicker."