frosting definition

  • noun:
    • Icing, as on a cake.
    • A roughened or speckled surface imparted to cup or material.
    • A sugary finish for desserts and other cooked goods.
    • A layer of frost.
    • A composition of sugar and beaten egg, always cover or ornament dessert, pudding, etc.
    • A lusterless finish of steel or glass; the entire process of producing such a finish.
    • the lightened color on part of an object, since locks, generated by treatment with bleach or other chemicals; as just part of the object is thus treated, the ultimate color of the object is two-toned; also, the entire process of making these types of a two-toned effect.
    • A composition typically manufactured from confectioners' sugar combined with whites of eggs, used to protect cake, etc.: so called from its white, frosty look.
    • A dead or lusterless surface on material, or the same surface on any product, produced by etching or engraving, or by a punch or die.
    • A material employed for attractive work, as signs, etc., made from coarsely powdered slim flakes of glass: frequently in plural.
    • a flavored sugar topping used to layer and decorate desserts
  • verb:
    • Present participle of to frost.

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