the act of a person or thing that tops.
a distinct part forming a top to something.
something put on a thing at the top to complete it, as a sauce or garnish placed on food.
toppings, the parts removed in topping or cropping plants, as branches.
rising above something else; overtopping.
very high in rank, degree, etc.
Chiefly British Informal. excellent; wonderful.
- un·top·ping, adjective
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How to use topping in a sentence
If you want to try interesting toppings, try Whipped Ricotta Pizza With Figs and Walnuts.This Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t help but wonder, which ‘Sex and the City’ character will you most eat like? | Kari Sonde | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Chill the cake for 30 minutes, or until the topping has firmed.Yes, you can use your Instant Pot to make the creamiest of cheesecakes and other desserts | Jessie Sheehan | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
If you make it ahead of time, heat up the topping separately to keep the crispy texture.6 seasonal soups to begin — or become — your Thanksgiving meal | Kari Sonde | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
You’re essentially just going to toast the topping, Morgan says.
The internal, motorized pump achieves full inflation in about four minutes, and the mattress only needs occasional topping off over a period of three or four days.Air mattresses for people who love to entertain and travel | PopSci Commerce Team | September 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the juices are bubbly and the topping is browned.The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble | Ina Garten | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was the most expensive Senate race in history, topping $113 million, of which more than $80 million came from outside groups.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface | Jedediah Purdy | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The straight-up fear of a world in which disco singles consistently topping the charts was the new normal.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage | Arthur Chu | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Estimates vary with the lowest at 250 and the highest topping 500.
After topping Chestnut numerous times this season, and based on his early pace it looks like David might actually trump Goliath.
There are various methods of topping as well as different periods.
topping must not be delayed after the blossoming, in order that all danger from an untimely frost may be avoided.
This mode of topping refers more particularly to cigar rather than cutting leaf.
The object in letting it stand so long after topping is to have it thoroughly ripe.
Having seen him in such topping spirits the night before, Mr. Casbury was amaz'd when he learn'd the death.A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
British Dictionary definitions for topping
something that tops something else, esp a sauce or garnish for food
angling part of a brightly-coloured feather, usually from a golden pheasant crest, used to top some artificial flies
high or superior in rank, degree, etc
British slang excellent; splendid
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