• (noun): 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.
  • (adjective): Highest in rank or eminence.
  • (adjective): Chiefly British First-rate; excellent.

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  • (noun): a flavorful addition on top of a dish
  • (adjective): excellent; best possible

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Topping may refer to:

Hill-topping, a mate-acquisition strategy amongst insects
Topping, slang term for capital punishment, especially hanging or beheading
Topping (surname), the name of several people
Topping (agriculture), a practice used to prevent seed distribution
Top, bottom and versatile, a sexual role
Topping from the bottom, a BDSM term
Topping cycle, a cycle used in power plants
Topping out, a ceremony at the completion of a building construction
Tree topping, the practice of removing branches from the top of a treePlaces:

Topping, Ontario, a community in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Roseberry Topping, a hill in EnglandFoods:

Pizza topping, a food on top of pizza
Wet walnut topping, a dessert topping made from walnuts and maple syrup
Whipped topping, a non-dairy whipped cream substitute

Example Sentences

  • **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.

  • Overall, general adult fiction continued to be the strongest category, again topping 17,000 new titles and editions in 2002.

  • They are tender, flaky and crumbly all at once and the cinnamon sugar topping is great -- it reminds me of the pie crust scraps my mom used to butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for us as kids.

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