|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|1.||a soft icing based on sugar and egg whites|
|2.||Also called: icing a sugar preparation, variously flavoured and coloured, for coating and decorating cakes, biscuits, etc|
|3.||a rough or matt finish on glass, silver, etc|
|4.||slang the practice of stealing a car while the owner has left it idling to defrost the windows and heat the engine|
A deposit of minute ice crystals formed when water vapor condenses at a temperature below freezing.
|frost (frôst) Pronunciation Key
A deposit of tiny, white ice crystals on a surface. Frost forms through sublimation, when water vapor in the air condenses at a temperature below freezing. It gets its white color from tiny air bubbles trapped in the ice crystals. See more at dew point.
icing on the cake definition
icing on the cake
Also, frosting on the cake. An additional benefit to something already good. For example, All these letters of congratulation are icing on the cake, or After that beautiful sunrise, the rainbow is just frosting on the cake. This metaphoric expression alludes to the sweet creamy coating used to enhance a cake. [Mid-1900s]