- The definition of a vial is a small sized bottle that usually holds liquids.
An example of a vial is a container for holding a liquid chemical in a lab.
Vials of different colored liquids.
transitive verbvi·aled, vi·al·ing, vi·als or vi·alled or vi·al·ling
Origin of vialMiddle English viole, variant of fiol; see phial.
(third-person singular simple present vials, present participle vialing, simple past and past participle vialed)
- To put or keep in, or as in, a vial.
Middle English viole, fiole, Old French fiole. From Ancient Greek word Ï†Î¹Î¬Î»Î· (phialÄ“, “a broad flat container"). See also phial.