browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
cocktail

more about cocktail

cocktail


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cocktail 
  n  1:  a  short  mixed  drink 
  2:  an  appetizer  served  as  a  first  course  at  a  meal 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Cocktail 
 
  {GMD  Toolbox  for  Compiler  Construction} 
 
 




more about cocktail