What does cocktail mean?

Definitions for cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪlcock·tail

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocktail(noun)

    a short mixed drink

  2. cocktail(noun)

    an appetizer served as a first course at a meal

Wiktionary

  1. cocktail(Noun)

    A mixed alcoholic beverage.

    They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.

    Etymology: many unproven stories exist. The word first appeared in 1806 (see citation below). The non-drink sense is by extension of the drink sense.

  2. cocktail(Noun)

    A mixture of other substances.

    "Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream of the chemical factory."

    Etymology: many unproven stories exist. The word first appeared in 1806 (see citation below). The non-drink sense is by extension of the drink sense.

  3. cocktail(Adjective)

    festive, lively

    "now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music" - The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Etymology: many unproven stories exist. The word first appeared in 1806 (see citation below). The non-drink sense is by extension of the drink sense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cocktail(noun)

    a beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened

  2. Cocktail(noun)

    a horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins

  3. Cocktail(noun)

    a mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward

  4. Cocktail(noun)

    a species of rove beetle; -- so called from its habit of elevating the tail

Freebase

  1. Cocktail

    A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink that contains three or more ingredients—at least one of the ingredients must be a spirit, one sweet/sugary and one sour/bitter. Cocktails were originally a mixture of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. It is now often used for almost any mixed drink that contains alcohol, including mixers, mixed shots, etc. A cocktail today usually contains one or more kinds of spirit and one or more mixers, such as soda or fruit juice. Additional ingredients may be sugar, honey, milk, cream, and various herbs.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cocktail

    Tradition has it that one of Montezuma’s nobles sent a draught of a new beverage concocted by him from the cactus plant to the Emperor by his daughter Xochitl. The Aztec monarch smiled, tasted it, gulped it down with a relish, and, it is said, afterwards married the girl; thenceforward this drink became the native tipple, and for centuries it bore the softened name of Octel. The corruption of Octel into Cocktail by the soldiers of the American Army when, under General Scott, they invaded Mexico, about sixty years ago, was easy.

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How to say cocktail in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocktail in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocktail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cocktail in a Sentence

  1. Giuseppe Sersale:

    Markets continue to discount dissappointmentr over the ECB. You add oil prices making new lows, worries over U.S. high yield, China deflation and a mini credit crisis in Italy, then you have the cocktail that is weighing on markets.

  2. Samia Ghali:

    It's got everything - prostitution, drugs trafficking, violence. It's a dangerous cocktail and we saw evidence of that today.

  3. Le Nechet:

    The decoration is magnificent at this New Orleans-inspired spot, voodoo, sorcery, the menu printed on tarot cards... This cocktail bar really stands out because of this cool, unique décor.

  4. Gabrielle Francis:

    To help rockers drink more responsibly at a party, Gabrielle Francis suggests drinking organic wine to avoid extra toxins from pesticides and to stick with high-shelf clear alcohols like vodka, tequila and gin that are usually lower in sugar and gluten-free. If you want to drink less but still keep the buzz, Gabrielle Francis recommends clients try Gabrielle Francis grapefruit cocktail trick. If you mix the alcohol with the grapefruit juice, the grapefruit juice actually keeps things in the blood stream longer and slows the processing, so you can drink one drink and you get the same alcohol affect as you would if you were drinking two.

  5. David Allen:

    To me, Twitter is like a cocktail party.

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