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frost·ing

 (frô′stĭng, frŏs′tĭng)
n.
1. Icing, as on a cake.
2. A roughened or speckled surface imparted to glass or metal.
Our Living Language Although both frosting and icing are widespread, people in New England, the Upper Midwest, and the West tend to put frosting on cake. In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Lower Midwest, and all of the South, the preferred term is icing. There is some overlap, especially in upstate New York, Michigan, and California, but the regions in which the two words predominate are surprisingly distinct. A few people in the South call it by a third name, filling, even when it goes on top.

frosting

(ˈfrɒstɪŋ)
n
1. (Cookery) a soft icing based on sugar and egg whites
2. (Cookery) Also called: icing a sugar preparation, variously flavoured and coloured, for coating and decorating cakes, biscuits, etc
3. (Ceramics) a rough or matt finish on glass, silver, etc
4. (Law) slang the practice of stealing a car while the owner has left it idling to defrost the windows and heat the engine

frost•ing

(ˈfrɔ stɪŋ, ˈfrɒs tɪŋ)

n.
1. a sweet, creamy mixture for coating or filling cakes, cookies, etc.; icing.
2. a dull or lusterless finish, as on metal or glass.
3. a process of highlighting the hair by bleaching selected strands.
4. a material used for decorative work, as for signs and displays, made from coarse flakes of powdered glass.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frosting - a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakesfrosting - a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
topping - a flavorful addition on top of a dish
Translations
تَجَمُّد، صَقيعتَغْطِيَةُ الكَعْك
cukrová polevapoleva
glasur
kuorrutus
glazura
cukormáz
降霜
설탕을 입힘
glasyr
น้ำตาลไอซิ่งบนขนมเค้ก
lớp phủ kem đường

frosting

[ˈfrɒstɪŋ] N (esp US) (= icing) → escarcha f

frosting

[ˈfrɒstɪŋ] n (mainly US) (on cake)glaçage m

frosting

n (esp US: = icing) → Zuckerguss m

frosting

[ˈfrɒstɪŋ] n (esp Am) (icing) → glassa

frost

(frost) noun
1. frozen dew, vapour etc. The ground was covered with frost this morning.
2. the coldness of weather needed to form ice. There'll be (a) frost tomorrow.
verb
(often with over or up).
1. to become covered with frost. The windscreen of my car frosted up last night.
2. (American) to cover a cake with frosting.
frosting noun
(American) icing.
ˈfrosty adjective
1. covered with frost. the frosty countryside.
2. of behaviour, very unfriendly. a frosty manner.
ˈfrostily adverb
frostbite noun
injury caused to the body by very great cold. He was suffering from frostbite in his feet.
ˈfrostbitten adjective

frosting

تَغْطِيَةُ الكَعْك cukrová poleva glasur Zuckerguss γλασάρισμα glaseado kuorrutus glaçage glazura glassa 降霜 설탕을 입힘 glazuur glasur lukier cobertura de bolo сахарная глазурь glasyr น้ำตาลไอซิ่งบนขนมเค้ก şekerli kek süsü lớp phủ kem đường 结霜
References in classic literature ?
His shirt-front and cuffs were white frosting, and the buttons on his coat were licorice drops.
It was a most delectable cake, with a nosegay atop, and round it on the snowy frosting there ran a pink inscription, just as it had been every year since Tom could remember.
Mix frosting ingredients until smooth and easy to spread.
2 (16-ounce) containers rich and creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
Frost's trademark, like McGee's liquor bottles, is a white frosting (forgive the pun) of elaborate signs and symbols--dots, arrows, spades, hearts, birdlike figures, and the like--rendered with a Wite-Out pen.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Throw out the old method of frosting a cake.
After frosting the top as desired, add some fresh, nonpoisonous flowers (or use artificial if you feel more comfortable) or some fun plastic sport-themed toys, paper flags, balloon designs or anything to tie in with the party theme.