Definitions for icingˈaɪ sɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ic•ingˈaɪ sɪŋ(n.)

  1. a sweet mixture, as of sugar, liquid, butter, and flavoring, used as a creamy or hard coating on cakes, cookies, etc.; frosting.

    Category: Cooking

  2. Meteorol. a coating of ice on a solid object.

    Category: Meteorology

  3. the freezing of atmospheric moisture on the surface of an aircraft.

    Category: Aeronautics

  4. an infraction in ice hockey called when the puck is iced and next touched by an opponent other than the goalkeeper.

    Category: Sport

Origin of icing:

1760–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frost, icing(noun)

    the formation of frost or ice on a surface

  2. frosting, icing, ice(noun)

    a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes

  3. icing, icing the puck(noun)

    (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. icing(noun)ˈaɪ sɪŋ

    frosting

    a cake with icing on top

Webster Dictionary

  1. Icing

    of Ice

  2. Icing(noun)

    a coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting

Freebase

  1. Icing

    Icing, also called frosting in the United States, is a sweet often creamy glaze made of sugar with a liquid, such as water or milk, that is often enriched with ingredients such as butter, egg whites, cream cheese, or flavorings. It is used to cover or decorate baked goods, such as cakes or cookies. Elizabeth Raffald documented the first recipe for icing in 1769 in the Experienced English Housekeeper, according to the Food Timeline. However, it was not until 1915 that Mrs. Fred W. Gurney created the first buttercream recipe, and Fannie Farmer followed suit with several more recipes in 1918 and 1923. Icing can be formed into shapes such as flowers and leaves using a pastry bag. Such decorations are common place on birthday and wedding cakes. Chef's color dye is commonly added to icing mixtures to achieve the desired color. Sprinkles, coloring mist, edible ink designs, or other decorations are often used on top of icing. The simplest icing is a glacé icing, containing powdered sugar and water. This can be flavored and colored as desired, for example, by using lemon juice in place of the water. More complicated icings can be made by beating fat into powdered sugar, by melting fat and sugar together, by using egg whites, and by adding other ingredients such as glycerin. Some icings can be made from combinations of sugar and cream cheese or sour cream, or by using ground almonds.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

icing(noun)

a mixture of sugar, white of egg, water etc used to cover or decorate cakes.

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