verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of cocktail1
Words nearby cocktail
Definition for cocktail (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for cocktail
At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic.Number of states allowing to-go cocktails has surged from 2 to 33 during coronavirus|Lee Clifford|August 24, 2020|Fortune
This reduces demand for all types of liquors, but particularly high-end liquors used for cocktails.Covid-19 and a trade war are a deadly mix for US liquor imports|Dan Kopf|August 21, 2020|Quartz
For straightforward scenarios like this one, the calculation might fit on a cocktail napkin.The Mathematical Structure of Particle Collisions Comes Into View|Charlie Wood|August 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Catching the trend of cocktails called quarantinis and registered racehorse names like Wearamask, two fungal species now have pandemic-inspired monikers.How two new fungus species got named after the COVID-19 pandemic|Susan Milius|August 17, 2020|Science News
Companies like Regeneron are looking at a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies to hit at multiple points.
The lucky recipient gets to choose from a selection of gifts ranging from cocktail kits to packages of wine and premium spirits.
The Old-Fashioned is the crème of the cocktail crop—according to Don Draper, at least.
She said that her co-star, Alfre Woodard, talked to her about it a cocktail party that night.
There was a first-class lounge with a sunken well and cocktail bar.
Or what if an ingredient in your beer or cocktail machines has gone bad without knowing it?
He fidgeted about the room for a while, ordered a cocktail, and lighted a cigarette.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
It performs the same office as the American cocktail, but is oftener taken, is more popular and more respectable.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
He elevated his second cocktail, speaking in the slightly raised tone of one who is accustomed to the attention of all listeners.The Salamander|Owen Johnson
Place three tablespoons of rhubarb conserve in a cocktail glass.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
I whistled and sang, and took a cocktail on the strength of it.A Tramp's Notebook|Morley Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for cocktail (1 of 2)
- any mixed drink with a spirit base, usually drunk before meals
- (as modifier)the cocktail hour