1) N-UNCOUNT Icing is a sweet substance made from powdered sugar that is used to cover and decorate cakes.

Paul made five-year-old Michelle a birthday cake with yellow icing.

2) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you describe something as the icing on the cake, you mean that it makes a good thing even better, but it is not essential.

Paul's two goals were the icing on the cake for what was a very good team display.

English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?
, (for coating cake)

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Icing — can refer to: *Atmospheric icing *Icing (food) *Icing (shipping) *Icing (ice hockey) *Icing by Claire s *A periglacial ice sheet (aufeis) …   Wikipedia

  • Icing — 〈[aısıŋ] n. 15; Sp.; Eishockey〉 regelwidriges Spielen des Pucks über zwei Linien aus der Verteidigung heraus, um einen Angriff abzuwehren, Befreiungsschuss [engl.] * * * Icing [ a̮isɪŋ ], das; s, s <Pl. selten> [amerik. icing, zu: to ice =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • icing — ► NOUN ▪ a mixture of sugar with liquid or fat, used as a coating or filling for cakes or biscuits. ● the icing on the cake Cf. ↑the icing on the cake …   English terms dictionary

  • Icing — [ aisiŋ] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. icing zu to ice »mit Eis kühlen, in Sicherheit bringen«> unerlaubter Weitschuss, Befreiungsschlag (beim Eishockey) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Icing — I cing, n. A coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • icing — (n.) 1769 in the confectionary sense, verbal noun of ICE (Cf. ice) (v.). Earlier in this sense was simple ice (1723). Meaning process of becoming covered with ice is from 1881 …   Etymology dictionary

  • icing — [n] frosting cream, glacé, glaze, ornamentation, sugar paste, topping, trimming; concept 457 …   New thesaurus

  • Icing — [ ai̮s... ], das; s, s <amerikanisch> (Eishockey Befreiungsschlag) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • icing — icing1 [īs′iŋ] n. a mixture variously of sugar, butter, flavoring, water or other liquid, egg whites, etc. for covering a cake or pastries; frosting icing2 [īs′iŋ] n. Ice Hockey an infraction in which a player in the defensive half of the rink… …   English World dictionary

  • Icing — Beispiele für Icing Schiedsrichter zeigt Icing an Icing ist ein Begriff im Eishockey und wird im Deutschen mit „Unerla …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”