[ top-ing ]
See synonyms for topping on
  1. the act of a person or thing that tops.

  2. a distinct part forming a top to something.

  1. something put on a thing at the top to complete it, as a sauce or garnish placed on food.

  2. toppings, the parts removed in topping or cropping plants, as branches.

  1. rising above something else; overtopping.

  2. very high in rank, degree, etc.

  1. Chiefly British Informal. excellent; wonderful.

Origin of topping

1300–50; Middle English: top part; see top1, -ing1, -ing2

Other words from topping

  • un·top·ping, adjective

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How to use topping in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for topping


/ (ˈtɒpɪŋ) /

  1. something that tops something else, esp a sauce or garnish for food

  2. angling part of a brightly-coloured feather, usually from a golden pheasant crest, used to top some artificial flies

  1. high or superior in rank, degree, etc

  2. British slang excellent; splendid

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