Beer is often sold in bottles.
I only drank a bottle of beer.
The baby wants a bottle.
DON PEDRO. Well, if ever thou dost fall from this faith, thou wilt prove a notable argument.
BENEDICK. If I do, hang me in a bottle like a cat and shoot at me; and he that hits me, let him be clapped on the shoulder and called Adam.
I was no sooner in the middle of the pond, but my horse vanished away, and I sat upon a bottle of hay, never so near drowning in my life.
To drown one's troubles in the bottle.
This plant bottles vast quantities of spring water every day.
Because of complications she can't breast feed her baby and so she bottles him.
The rider bottled the big jump.
He was bottled at a nightclub and had to have facial surgery.
Meat Loaf was once bottled at Reading Festival.
An example of a bottle is a container in which wine is sold.
An example of bottle is to fill glass containers with milk.
Bottled up my emotions.
- To shut in, as enemy troops.
- To hold in or suppress, as emotions.
- To drink much alcohol.
Origin of bottle
- Middle English botel from Old French botele from Medieval Latin butticula diminutive of Late Latin buttis cask
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English bottle, botle, buttle, from Old English botl, bold (“abode, house, dwelling-place, mansion, hall, castle, temple”), from Proto-Germanic *budlą, *buþlą, *bōþlą (“house, dwelling, farm”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhōw- (“to swell, grow, thrive, be, live, dwell”). Cognate with North Frisian budel, bodel, bol, boel (“dwelling, inheritable property”), Dutch boedel, boel (“inheritance, estate”), Danish bol (“farm”), Icelandic ból (“dwelling, abode, farm, lair”). Related to Old English byldan (“to build, construct”). More at build.
- Anglo-Norman and Old French boteille (Modern French bouteille), from Vulgar Latin *botticula, ultimately of disputed origin. Probably a diminutive of Late Latin buttis.