- The definition of a bottle is a container with a neck that holds liquids.
An example of a bottle is a container in which wine is sold.
- Bottle is defined as to put something into a container.
An example of bottle is to fill glass containers with milk.
Bottles of different sizes and shapes.
bottle definition by Webster's New World
- a container, esp. for liquids, made of glass, plastic, etc. and having a relatively narrow neck
- the amount that a bottle holds
- milk from an infant's nursing bottle
- alcoholic liquor
Origin: Middle English botel ; from Middle French botele ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis, a cask
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French botel, diminutive of botte ; from Middle Dutch bote, bundle of flax
bottle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A receptacle having a narrow neck, usually no handles, and a mouth that can be plugged, corked, or capped.
- The quantity that a bottle holds.
- A receptacle filled with milk or formula that is fed, as to babies, in place of breast milk.
- Informal a. Intoxicating liquor: Don't take to the bottle.b. The practice of drinking large quantities of intoxicating liquor: Her problem is the bottle.
- To place in a bottle.
- To hold in; restrain: bottled up my emotions.
Origin: Middle English botel, from Old French botele, from Medieval Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis, cask.
- botˈtler noun
bottle - Phrases/Idioms
- to shut in, as enemy troops
- to hold in or suppress, as emotions
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