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cock·tail

 (kŏk′tāl′)
n.
1. Any of various mixed alcoholic drinks consisting usually of brandy, whiskey, vodka, or gin combined with fruit juices or other liquors and often served chilled.
2. An appetizer made by combining pieces of food, such as fruit or seafood: fruit cocktail; shrimp cocktail.
3. Medicine
a. A mixture of drugs, usually in solution, administered together or sequentially.
b. A medical regimen that includes a combination of several drugs, so that their combined effect is more potent than that of any of the drugs used individually.
adj.
Of or relating to cocktails: a cocktail glass; a cocktail party.

[Origin unknown.]
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cocktail

(ˈkɒkˌteɪl)
n
1. (Brewing)
a. any mixed drink with a spirit base, usually drunk before meals
b. (as modifier): the cocktail hour.
2. (Cookery) an appetizer of seafood, mixed fruits, etc
3. any combination of diverse elements, esp one considered potent
4. (Clothing & Fashion) (modifier) appropriate for formal occasions: a cocktail dress.
[C19: of unknown origin]

cocktail

(ˈkɒkˌteɪl)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse with a docked tail
2. (Breeds) an animal of unknown or mixed breeding
3. archaic a person of little breeding pretending to be a gentleman
[C19: originally cocktailed (adj) having a tail like a cock's]
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cock•tail1

(ˈkɒkˌteɪl)

n.
1. any of various chilled mixed drinks, consisting typically of an alcoholic liquor mixed with vermouth, fruit juice, or flavorings.
2. any of various cold mixtures of small pieces of food, often served as an appetizer: shrimp cocktail; fruit cocktail.
3. a beverage or solution concocted of various ingredients.
adj.
4. styled for semiformal wear: a cocktail dress.
5. used in or suitable for cocktails: cocktail onions.
[1800–10, Amer.; orig. obscure]

cock•tail2

(ˈkɒkˌteɪl)

n.
a horse with a docked tail.
[1590–1600]
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cocktail

Music produced in the early 1990s that imitated the popular easy listening styles of the 1950s and 1960s.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocktail - a short mixed drinkcocktail - a short mixed drink      
mixed drink - made of two or more ingredients
Bloody Mary - a cocktail made with vodka and spicy tomato juice
bullshot - a cocktail made with vodka and beef bouillon or consomme
daiquiri, rum cocktail - a cocktail made with rum and lime or lemon juice
gimlet - a cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice
grasshopper - a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)
Harvey Wallbanger - a cocktail made of vodka or gin and orange juice and Galliano
manhattan - a cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters
margarita - a cocktail made of tequila and triple sec with lime and lemon juice
martini - a cocktail made of gin (or vodka) with dry vermouth
gin and it - a cocktail made of gin and sweet vermouth
old fashioned - a cocktail made of whiskey and bitters and sugar with fruit slices
pink lady - a cocktail made of gin and brandy with lemon juice and grenadine shaken with an egg white and ice
Sazerac - a cocktail made with bourbon with bitters and Pernod and sugar served with lemon peel
screwdriver - a cocktail made with vodka and orange juice
sidecar - a cocktail made of orange liqueur with lemon juice and brandy
sour - a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
stinger - a cocktail made of made of creme de menthe and brandy
planter's punch - a cocktail made of rum and lime or lemon juice with sugar and sometimes bitters
White Russian - a cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk or cream
2.cocktail - an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
appetiser, appetizer, starter - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
fruit cocktail - a mixture of sliced or diced fruits
crab cocktail - a cocktail of cold cooked crabmeat and a sauce
shrimp cocktail - a cocktail of cold cooked shrimp and a sauce
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cocktail

noun mixture, combination, compound, blend, concoction, mix, amalgamation, admixture The court was told she had taken a cocktail of drugs and alcohol.

Cocktails

Americano, Bellini, Black Russian, black velvet, Bloody Mary, Brandy Alexander, buck's fizz, bullshot, caudle, claret cup, cobbler, cold duck, collins, cooler, Cuba libre, cup, daiquiri, dry martini, eggnog or egg flip, Gibson, gimlet, gin sling, glogg, Harvey Wallbanger, highball, julep, kir, Long Island Tea, manhattan, margarita, martini, milk punch, mint julep, mojito, Moscow Mule, negroni, nog or nogg, oenomel, old-fashioned, orgasm, piña colada, pink gin, planter's punch, punch, rickey, Rusty Nail, sangaree, sangria, sazerac, screwdriver, sidecar, Singapore sling, sling, Slow Screw Against the Wall, snowball, spritzer, stinger or stengah, swizzle, syllabub or sillabub, Tom Collins, whiskey sour, whisky mac, white lady, zombie
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
خَليط فَواكِهكُوكْتِيلمَزيج مَشْروبات: كوكتيل
koktejlsalátsměs
blandingcocktailcoctail
cocktail
koktel
koktél
blandakokkteill
カクテル
칵테일
kokteilis
kokteilissalāti
koktejl
cocktail
เครื่องดื่มเหล้าผสมน้ำผลไม้
kokteyl…kokteyli
cocktail

cocktail

[ˈkɒkteɪl]
A. N (= drink) → combinado m, cóctel m
fruit cocktailmacedonia f de frutas
prawn cocktailcóctel m de gambas
B. CPD cocktail bar N (in hotel) → bar m (de cócteles), coctelería f
cocktail cabinet Nmueble-bar m
cocktail dress Nvestido m de fiesta
cocktail lounge Nsalón m de fiestas
cocktail onion Ncebolla f perla
cocktail party Ncóctel m
cocktail sausage Nsalchichita f de aperitivo
cocktail shaker Ncoctelera f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cocktail

[ˈkɒkteɪl] n
(= drink) → cocktail m prawn cocktailcocktail bar nbar m à cocktailscocktail cabinet nbar m (meuble)cocktail dress nrobe f de cocktailcocktail lounge nbar mcocktail party ncocktail mcocktail shaker nshaker mcocktail stick npique f en boiscock-up [ˈkɒkʌp] n (British)bourde f
It was a real cock-up → C'était une grosse bourde.
to make a cock-up of sth → faire capoter qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cocktail

nCocktail m; we’re invited for cocktailswir sind zum Cocktail eingeladen

cocktail

in cpdsCocktail-;
cocktail bar
nCocktailbar f
cocktail cabinet
nHausbar f
cocktail lounge
nCocktailbar f
cocktail stick
nCocktailspieß m
cocktail tomato
nCocktailtomate f
cocktail waiter
n (esp US) → Getränkekellner m
cocktail waitress
n (esp US) → Getränkekellnerin f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cocktail

[ˈkɒkˌteɪl] n (drink) → cocktail m inv
fruit cocktail → macedonia di frutta
prawn cocktail (Am) shrimp cocktail → cocktail m inv di gamberetti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cocktail

(ˈkokteil)
1. an alcoholic drink mixed from various spirits etc.
2. a mixed dish of a number of things. a fruit cocktail.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

cocktail

كُوكْتِيل koktejl cocktail Cocktail κοκτέιλ cóctel cocktail cocktail koktel cocktail カクテル 칵테일 cocktail cocktail koktajl coquetel коктейль cocktail เครื่องดื่มเหล้าผสมน้ำผลไม้ kokteyl cocktail 鸡尾酒
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

cock·tail

1. n. cóctel,
2. mezcla de licores.
3. receta de mezcla de drogas para tratar una enfermedad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cocktail

n (of medications) cóctel or coctel m, mezcla (de medicamentos)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Jackman became intoxicated at the restaurant, where he had three or four Long Island iced teas, a mixed cocktail containing vodka, tequila, rum, gin and triple sec.
It's almost a mixed cocktail of a tower defense game with the wrath of Dark Souls imbued into it.