Definitions for bottleˈbɒt l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bot•tleˈbɒt l(n.; v.)-tled, -tling.

  1. (n.)a portable container for holding liquids, having a neck and mouth and made of glass or plastic.

  2. the contents or capacity of such a container:

    a bottle of wine.

  3. bottled cow's milk, milk formulas, or substitute mixtures given to infants instead of mother's milk:

    raised on the bottle.

  4. liquor.

  5. (v.t.)to put into or seal in a bottle.

  6. 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:

  1. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bottle(noun)

    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

  2. bottle, bottleful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a bottle

  3. 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

  4. bottle(verb)

    store (liquids or gases) in bottles

  5. bottle(verb)

    put into bottles

    "bottle the mineral water"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bottle(noun)ˈbɒt l

    a container for liquids

    a wine bottle; a bottle of water/beer

  2. bottleˈbɒt l

    the amount a bottle can hold

    two bottles of water

  3. bottle(verb)ˈbɒt l

    to put liquid into a bottle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bottle(noun)

    a hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids

  2. Bottle(noun)

    the contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine

  3. Bottle(noun)

    fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle

  4. Bottle(verb)

    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

  5. Bottle(noun)

    a bundle, esp. of hay


  1. Bottle

    A bottle is a rigid container with a neck that is narrower than the body and a "mouth". By contrast, a jar or jug has a relatively large mouth or opening which may be as wide as the overall container. Bottles are often made of glass, clay, plastic, aluminum or other impervious materials, and typically used to store liquids such as water, milk, soft drinks, beer, wine, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo, ink, and chemicals. A device applied in the bottling line to seal the mouth of a bottle is termed an external bottle cap, closure, or internal stopper. A bottle can also be sealed by a conductive "innerseal" by using induction sealing. The bottle has developed over millennia of use, with some of the earliest examples appearing in China, Phoenicia, Rome and Crete. The Chinese used bottles to store liquids. Bottles are often recycled according to the SPI recycling code for the material. Some regions have a legally mandated deposit which is refunded after returning the bottle to the retailer.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bottle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2730

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bottle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1350

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bottle' in Nouns Frequency: #781

Translations for bottle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a hollow narrow-necked container for holding liquids etc

a lemonade bottle.

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