a public room, as in a hotel or airline terminal, where cocktails and other drinks are served.
a room in a hotel, restaurant, etc, where cocktails or other alcoholic drinks are served
noun 1. a social gathering, often held during the cocktail hour, at which cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and canapés are served. noun 1. a play in verse (1950) by T. S. Eliot.
- Cocktail party effect
noun the difficulty of focusing one’s attention on a single auditory source within a jumble of noises; the process of selective listening Examples In a room where several conversations are taking place, one can focus on one of them and ignore the rest: the cocktail party effect.
noun 1. any of various sauces served with a seafood cocktail, typically one consisting of ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, horseradish, and seasonings.
- Cocktail shaker sort
algorithm A bi-directional bubble sort. Passes alternate between ascending through array indexes, pushing the largest item to the bottom; and descending through array indexes, pushing the smallest item to the top. [Performace vs plain bubble?] (2001-03-26)