What does topping mean?

Definitions for topping
ˈtɒp ɪŋtop·ping

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toppingadjective

    a flavorful addition on top of a dish

  2. top-flight, top-hole, toppingadjective

    excellent; best possible


  1. toppingnoun

    Any food item added on top of another, such as sprinkles on ice cream or pepperoni on pizza.

  2. toppinginterjection


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toppingadjective

    Fine; noble; gallant. A low word.

    Etymology: from top.

    The topping fellow I take to be the ancestor of the fine fellow. Tatler.


  1. topping

    Topping is a substance, often a sauce, relish, spread, or seasoning, that is added on top of a particular food item or dish to enhance its flavor, appearance, or texture. It can include a variety of ingredients such as cheese, fruits, vegetables, spices, sweet syrups, nuts, or cream. The choice of topping usually complements or contrasts the food item it is being added to. Toppings are commonly used in dishes like pizzas, burgers, ice creams, salads, and pastries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Topping

    of Top

  2. Toppingadjective

    rising above; surpassing

  3. Toppingadjective

    hence, assuming superiority; proud

  4. Toppingadjective

    fine; gallant

  5. Toppingnoun

    the act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top

  6. Toppingnoun

    the act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other

  7. Toppingnoun

    that which comes from hemp in the process of hatcheling


  1. Topping

    Topping is a process by which a mower or similar implement is used to "top", or remove, the aerial part of a crop, in order to prevent seed formation and distribution onto the soil. Typically, a set-aside cover crop is topped in July or August, to prevent seed production and subsequent soil contamination leading to germination and regrowth.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. topping

    Pretentious; as, topping the officer; also, fine, gallant, &c.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Topping is ranked #9496 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Topping surname appeared 3,423 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Topping.

    83.3% or 2,854 total occurrences were White.
    9% or 308 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 81 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 79 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.1% or 75 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 26 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of topping in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of topping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of topping in a Sentence

  1. Zaz Producciones -RRB- Blanco:

    While planning the wedding my friends gave me the idea for a cake video game topping, it was all based in fun, so I asked Gerardo if he agreed on that since we wanted to have a very personalized wedding, gerardo really likes to play video games as a hobby and as the COVID cases started raising, we decided to stay home. He really likes a video game called, ‘Call of Duty.’.

  2. Ursula Wagner:

    The secret is in the glazed topping. we use four different quality chocolates from four different countries and no preservatives.

  3. David Kim:

    I feel extremely proud, the Korean pride is exploding, it's absolutely unbelievable. If you think of this small country... and this small group that doesn't even speak English, spreading all this Korean culture and topping the charts and stuff, it's just unbelievable.

  4. Emma Delaney:

    We saw during the pandemic people shopping online and topping up in local stores like ours, but it’s a long-term trend, too.

  5. Oregon State coach Scott Rueck:

    I dont think its up for discussion who No. 1 is. Louisville, Stanford, N.C. State, Mississippi State and UCLA rounded out the first 10 teams, which were unchanged from the previous poll. Before this season, South Carolina had never finished the season higher than No. 3. The Gamecocks topped the Top 25 the final 10 weeks of a season cut short before the NCAA Tournament by concerns about spreading the coronavirus pandemic. The AP has always released The AP final poll of the season before the start of the tournament that settles the national championship. Staley said she wasnt sure if The Gamecocks might recognize this achievement next year with a banner or something else since there was no tournament. I want to highlight our year. Only fitting for our seniors, only fitting for our team we put together, she said. Fitting to recognize what was accomplished this year for us. The Ducks, led by star Sabrina Ionescu, were ranked No. 1 for four weeks during the season. Their previous best finish in the poll was sixth two seasons ago. Its really neat. Going into the tournament we had the strongest resume and were playing really, really well, Ducks coach Kelly Graves said. UConns final ranking was its lowest since the team finished eighth in the last poll of the 2005-06 season. UConn had been four or higher every season since. Northwestern, which shared the regular-season Big Ten title, was 11th. Its the best finish for the Wildcats ever, topping their 13th-place ranking in 1990. Its only the sixth time in school history the team was ranked in the final poll. Its been a wild ride, Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said. Weve had so many people enjoy watching the program this year and see it grow. Im sad we didnt get a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament, but we have a great young group. CONFERENCE DOMINANCE The Pac-12 has been the top conference in the poll all season and finished with three teams in the first 10 and six in the Top 25. I feel like we have been doing that for a while now. I think back to four years ago, I think the conference statistically might have been a little stronger throughout that year, 2017.

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