What does bottle mean?

Definitions for bottle
ˈbɒt lbot·tle

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bottlenoun

    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, bottlefulnoun

    the quantity contained in a bottle

  3. bottle, feeding bottle, nursing bottleverb

    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. bottleverb

    store (liquids or gases) in bottles

  5. bottleverb

    put into bottles

    "bottle the mineral water"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bottlenoun

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

  2. Bottlenoun

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

  3. Bottlenoun

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

  4. Bottleverb

    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. Bottlenoun

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bottle

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The bottle of perfume smells very beautiful that her husband bought for her.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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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

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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

Examples of bottle in a Sentence

  1. Michael Wahl:

    I think from a medication safety standpoint you always have to have the lights on, read the bottle to confirm the medicine you want to take and use the correct measuring device, like a syringe that will say 5 ccs or 10 ccs as opposed to a teaspoon or tablespoon from the kitchen, it really doesn’t matter if it’s minoxidil (or another drug).

  2. Chris Langston:

    So I did a bit of research online and discovered it was a witch bottle and it was later confirmed to be it could date back to 1860.

  3. George John Whyte-Melville:

    Then drink, puppy, drink, and let ev'ry puppy drink, That is old enough to lap and to swallow; For he'll grow into a hound, so we'll pass the bottle round, And merrily we'll whoop and we'll holloa.

  4. Christina Haack:

    I've spent the last few days realizing, oh my God, I don't even own plates or knives or forks. I don't have a bed, so I've spent the last few days getting stuff that you don't realize you need: bottle openers and tin openers and spatulas. So I'm scratching my head going, oh my god, this is overwhelming. I'm going to get all this stuff because nine months ago, I packed my clothes and I left.

  5. Robert Bonhomme:

    If you really want to experience Paris the local way, don't waste your money at fancy restaurants or tourist spots. Instead, buy a €15 bottle of wine, some cheese, and, a baguette and have a picnic and people watch in Buttes Chaumont (in the 19th arrondissement.)

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