topping

[ top-ing ]
/ ˈtɒp ɪŋ /

noun

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.

adjective

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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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British Dictionary definitions for topping

topping
/ (ˈtɒpɪŋ) /

noun

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

adjective

high or superior in rank, degree, etc
British slang excellent; splendid
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