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cocktail definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a short mixed drink
2: an appetizer served as a first course at a meal

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: probably from 1cock + tail Date: 1806 1. a. an iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients b. something resembling or suggesting such a drink as being a mixture of often diverse elements or ingredients <a cocktail of remembered incidents and pure imagination Charlotte Low> <a cocktail of herbicides> c. a mixture of agents usually in solution that is taken or used together especially for medical treatment or diagnosis 2. an appetizer served as a first course at a meal II. adjective Date: 1852 1. of, relating to, or set aside for cocktails <a cocktail hour> 2. designed for semiformal wear <a cocktail dress> III. noun Etymology: 1cock + tail Date: 1808 a horse with its tail docked

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a usu. alcoholic drink made by mixing various spirits, fruit juices, etc. 2 a dish of mixed ingredients (fruit cocktail; shellfish cocktail). 3 any hybrid mixture. Phrases and idioms: cocktail dress a usu. short evening dress suitable for wearing at a drinks party. cocktail stick a small pointed stick for serving an olive, cherry, small sausage, etc. Etymology: orig. unkn.: cf. earlier sense 'docked horse' f. COCK(1): the connection is unclear

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cocktail Cock"tail`, n. 1. A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened. [U. S.] 2. (Stock Breeding) A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins. --Darwin. 3. A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward. [Slang, Eng.] It was in the second affair that poor little Barney showed he was a cocktail. --Thackeray. 4. (Zo["o]l.) A species of rove beetle; -- so called from its habit of elevating the tail.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cocktails) 1. A cocktail is an alcoholic drink which contains several ingredients. On arrival, guests are offered wine or a champagne cocktail... N-COUNT 2. A cocktail is a mixture of a number of different things, especially ones that do not go together well. The court was told she had taken a cocktail of drugs and alcohol... N-COUNT: oft N of n 3. see also fruit cocktail, prawn cocktail, Molotov cocktail

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