AskDefine | Define icing

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1 the formation of frost or ice on a surface [syn: frost]
2 a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes [syn: frosting, ice]
3 (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal [syn: icing the puck]

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Present participle of ice.




  1. A sweet glaze made primarily of sugar and often flavored, typically used for baked goods; frosting.
  2. In the context of "sports": A minor violation of ice hockey rules, occurring when a player shoots the puck from his/her side of the red line so that it crosses the goal line on the opponent's side, and the next player to touch the puck is an opponent player other than the goalie. A team playing short-handed is not penalized for this.
  3. The process of forming a layer of ice on a surface.


A sweet glaze used for baked goods
  • Chinese: 糖霜(táng shuāng)
  • Finnish: kuorrutus
  • German: Zuckerguss
  • Spanish: suspiro
A minor violation of ice hockey rules
  • Finnish: pitkä kiekko
  • Swedish: icing
The process of forming a layer of ice
  • Finnish: jäädytys
  • German: Vereisung



  1. icing; a minor violation of rules in hockey

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Jell-O, blancmange, bonus, candy, coating, comfit, compote, confection, confectionery, confiture, conserve, dividend, extra, extra added attraction, fringe benefit, frosting, gelatin, glaze, honey, jam, jelly, marmalade, meringue, mousse, preserve, reward, sweet, sweet stuff, sweetmeat, sweets, topping, tutti-frutti, whipped cream
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