Definitions for bottleˈbɒt l
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bot•tleˈbɒt l(n.; v.)-tled, -tling.
(n.)a portable container for holding liquids, having a neck and mouth and made of glass or plastic.
the contents or capacity of such a container:
a bottle of wine.
bottled cow's milk, milk formulas, or substitute mixtures given to infants instead of mother's milk:
raised on the bottle.
(v.t.)to put into or seal in a bottle.
bottle up, to repress, control, or restrain: to enclose or entrap:
to bottle up anger.
Traffic was bottled up in the tunnel.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for bottle:
hit the bottle,Slang. to drink alcohol to excess.
Category: Idiom, Status (usage)
Origin of bottle:
1325–75; ME botel < AF; OF bo(u)teille < ML butticula < LL buttisbutt4
a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
the quantity contained in a bottle
bottle, feeding bottle, nursing bottle(verb)
a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula; used as a substitute for breast feeding infants and very young children
store (liquids or gases) in bottles
put into bottles
"bottle the mineral water"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a container for liquids
a wine bottle; a bottle of water/beer
the amount a bottle can hold
two bottles of water
to put liquid into a bottle
a hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids
the contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine
fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle
to put into bottles; to inclose in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle; as, to bottle wine or porter; to bottle up one's wrath
a bundle, esp. of hay
Translations for bottle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a hollow narrow-necked container for holding liquids etc
a lemonade bottle.
- garrafaPortuguese (BR)
- die FlascheGerman
- φιάλη, μπουκάλιGreek
- üveg, palackHungarian
- butelj, flaskaSwedish
- 瓶Chinese (Trad.)
- chai lọVietnamese
- 瓶Chinese (Simp.)
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