Topping vs Dressing - What's the difference?

topping | dressing |


As verbs the difference between topping and dressing

is that topping is while dressing is .

As nouns the difference between topping and dressing

is that topping is any food item added on top of another, such as sprinkles on ice cream or pepperoni on pizza while dressing is (medicine) material applied to a wound for protection or therapy.

As an adjective topping

is (uk|informal|dated) wonderful.

topping

English

Verb

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  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (UK, informal, dated) wonderful
  • * 1953 , Roald Dahl, Galloping Foxley
  • 'Well,' he said, settling back in the seat directly opposite. 'It's a topping day.'
  • (archaic) Assuming superiority; proud.
  • * South
  • The great and flourishing condition of some of the topping sinners of the world.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • any food item added on top of another, such as sprinkles on ice cream or pepperoni on pizza
  • The act of cutting off the top of something.
  • (nautical) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other.
  • Coordinate terms

    * (food items added on top) garnish

    dressing

    Noun

  • (medicine) Material applied to a wound for protection or therapy.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=5 citation , passage=She removed Stranleigh’s coat with a dexterity that aroused his imagination. The elder woman returned with dressings and a sponge, which she placed on a chair.}}
  • A sauce, especially a cold one for salads.
  • Something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc.
  • The activity of getting dressed.
  • * 2004 , Kathryn Banks, ?Joseph Harris, Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations (page 182)
  • Considered thus, the performance is a translation into images of bodies on display, as is well demonstrated by Monsieur Jourdain's repeated dressings and undressings.
  • (obsolete) Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
  • Gum, starch, etc., used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
  • An ornamental finish, such as a moulding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling.
  • (dated) Castigation; scolding; dressing down.
  • Derived terms

    * dressing gown * dressing stick

    Verb

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