Definition for icing (2 of 2)
- a diamond or diamonds.
- protection money paid to the police by the operator of an illicit business.
- a fee that a ticket broker pays to a theater manager in order to receive a favorable allotment of tickets.
verb (used with object), iced, ic·ing.
- to settle or seal; make sure of, as by signing a contract: We'll ice the deal tomorrow.
- to make (a business arrangement) more attractive by adding features or benefits: The star pitcher wouldn't sign his new contract until the team iced it with a big bonus.
- to kill, especially to murder: The mobsters threatened to ice him if he went to the police.
verb (used without object), iced, ic·ing.
Origin of ice
Related formsice·less, adjectiveice·like, adjectivere·ice, verb, re·iced, re·ic·ing.un·ice, verb (used with object), un·iced, un·ic·ing.
Examples from the Web for icing
And aside from doing the requisite things needed to seize the majority, there was icing on the cake, too.
That would be a nice little layer of icing, because it would prove the smug conventional wisdom as wrong as it usually is.
Bringing along Justin Timberlake and Madonna, as he did last night, was icing on the cake.Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s Perfect, Cameo-Filled 'Saturday Night Live'|Kevin Fallon|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's icing on the, well, ice that the film's story is as emotionally cascading as the setting.‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The leather gloves are just icing on the weird, fabulous cake.
You may make maccaroons with icing that is left from a cake.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
Refrigerated cars are generally used but icing is not usual.The Tomato|Paul Work
The icing was rather hard, and he had to help her—and stood beside her, very near.The Man and the Moment|Elinor Glyn
Cover the top of the éclairs with icing made by thickening a little strong coffee with pulverized sugar.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
If a cake is well baked, the icing only hides its beauty, and the excessive sweetness destroys the flavors of the finest cake.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for icing (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for icing (2 of 3)
- to relieve shyness, etc, esp between strangers
- to be the first of a group to do something
- to shoot the puck from one end of the rink to the other
- to select which players will play in a game
Derived Formsiceless, adjectiveicelike, adjective
Word Origin for ice
British Dictionary definitions for icing (3 of 3)
abbreviation for (in Britain)
Science definitions for icing
Idioms and Phrases with icing
see break the ice; cut no ice; on ice; on thin ice; put on ice; tip of the iceberg.