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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

frosting

[ˈfrɒstɪŋ] n (mainly US) (on cake)glaçage m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

frosting

n (esp US: = icing) → Zuckerguss m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

frosting

[ˈfrɒstɪŋ] n (esp Am) (icing) → glassa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, the instantaneous values of all key variables necessary to develop and validate frost models are often not measured concurrently and distinctly during the same frosting test, or not completely documented and reported.
Few researchers coupled models for different frosting phases into one larger and more comprehensive model.
The Frosted Chocolate Mocha Pop-Tarts are filled with chocolate-espresso flavor and topped with white frosting, while the Frosted Vanilla Latte variety offers a vanilla and coffee-flavored filling and tan frosting swirl.
Until 1984, "Sugar" preceded the "Frosted," but today everybody knows that frosting is an artful way of saying, "Hey kids: There's sugar in here!"
This Naked Chunky Apple Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is one good example.
Following on from the company's recent rebrand, Snip & Swirl will be reintroduced to customers as 'Piping Frosting'.
It does, however, require two recipes of Buttercream Frosting for each cake, and a pastry bag and the correct tips.
What are the factors that control how fast my evaporator's capacity will decrease due to frosting?
"Frosting is strictly a cosmetic condition," Tuggle said.
* Correctly pair cakes with an appropriate frosting.
Mix frosting ingredients until smooth and easy to spread.
Minneapolis-based General Mills has created a new option in the frosting category with the introduction of Betty Crocker Pour & Frost.