What does bottle mean?

Definitions for bottleˈbɒt l

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bottle.

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"

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bottle

    bot′l, n. a bundle of hay.—To look for a needle in a bottle of hay, to engage in a hopeless search. [O. Fr. botel.]

  2. Bottle

    bot′l, n. a hollow vessel for holding liquids: the contents of such a vessel: the habit of drinking.—v.t. to enclose in bottles.—n. Bott′le-chart, one which purports to show the track of sealed bottles thrown from ships into the sea.—p.adj. Bott′led, enclosed in bottles: shaped or protuberant like a bottle: kept in restraint.—ns. Bott′le-glass, a coarse green glass used in the making of bottles; Bott′le-gourd, or False Calabash, a climbing, musky-scented Indian annual, whose fruit is shaped like a bottle, an urn, or a club.—adjs. Bott′le-green, dark green in colour, like bottle-glass.—Bott′le-head, Bott′le-nosed, having a rounded prominent head, with a short snout, as a certain genus of whale.—ns. Bott′le-hold′er, one who attends upon a boxer at a prize-fight, a backer or supporter generally; Bott′le-imp, an imp supposed to be confined in a bottle; Bott′le-wash′er, one whose business it is to wash out the bottles, a factotum generally.—A three-bottle man, one who could drink three bottles without losing his decorum.—To bottle off, to draw from the cask and put into bottles; To bottle up (one's wrath, &c.), to keep enclosed as in a bottle; To bring up on the bottle, to rear an infant artificially rather than by the breast; To pass the bottle, to make the drink go round; To pass the bottle of smoke, to acquiesce in some falsehood, to make pretence. [O. Fr. bouteille, dim. of botte, a vessel for liquids—Low L. butis, a vessel.]

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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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bottle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bottle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. French Proverb:

    With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.

  2. Charles Baudelaire:

    A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.

  3. Elise Losfelt:

    If you are in a rush, the best way to chill your bottle is to fill an ice bucket with ice and one-third water which will chill your bottle in about 20 minutes.

  4. Mary Arnold:

    I like to put a water bottle just by the ‘10m to go’ mark for my repeats, once I see my water bottle come into view, I know I’m almost there and I push it accordingly.

  5. Migrant Minister Yannis Mouzalas:

    When there is a bottleneck, the bottle could break, and where we had a controlled movement of individuals ... a broken bottle could result in an uncontrolled, illegal influx.

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