Definition of Bottle

1. Verb. Store (liquids or gases) in bottles.

Generic synonyms: Store

2. 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.

3. Verb. Put into bottles. "Bottle the mineral water"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Bottler

4. Noun. The quantity contained in a bottle.
Exact synonyms: Bottleful
Generic synonyms: Containerful
Specialized synonyms: Split

5. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Feeding Bottle, Nursing Bottle
Terms within: Nipple
Generic synonyms: Vessel

Definition of Bottle

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

2. v. t. 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.

3. n. A bundle, esp. of hay.

Definition of Bottle

1. Noun. (context: UK dialectal or obsolete) A dwelling; habitation. ¹

2. Noun. (context: UK dialectal) A building; house. ¹

3. Noun. A container, typically made of glass and having a tapered neck, used for holding liquids. ¹

4. Noun. The contents of such a container. ¹

5. Noun. A container with a rubber nipple used for giving liquids to infants ¹

6. Noun. (British informal) Nerve, courage. ¹

7. Noun. (attributive of a person with a particular hair color) With one's hair color produced by dyeing. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To seal (a liquid) into a bottle for later consumption. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive British) To feed (an infant) baby formula. ¹

10. Verb. (British slang) To refrain from doing (something) at the last moment because of a sudden loss of courage. ¹

11. Verb. (British slang) To strike (someone) with a bottle. ¹

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Definition of Bottle

1. to put into a bottle (a rigid container) [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

Medical Definition of Bottle

1. 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids. 2. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine. 3. Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle. Bottle is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound. Bottle ale, bottled ale. Bottle brush, a cylindrical brush for cleansing the interior of bottles. Bottle fish, a kind of deep-sea eel (Saccopharynx ampullaceus), remarkable for its baglike gullet, which enables it to swallow fishes two or three times its won size. Bottle flower. An Australian tree (Sterculia rupestris), with a bottle-shaped, or greatly swollen, trunk. Feeding bottle, Nursing bottle, a bottle with a rubber nipple (generally with an intervening tubve), used in feeding infants. Origin: OE. Bote, botelle, OF. Botel, bouteille, F. Bouteille, fr. LL. Buticula, dim. Of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. Butt a cask. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bottle

bottle (current term)
bottle-nose dolphin
bottle-nosed dolphin
bottle-nosed dolphins
bottle-nosed whale

Literary usage of Bottle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"à capsule à vis, bottle with screw cap. — à collections, specimen bottle, ... à cuvette, a bottle having a depression around the base of the neck to catch ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1857)
"It is most likely that the Eng. bottle, meaning a vessel of that kind, came to us through the French ; but however that may be, I have little doubt that in ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The following is a typical analysis of high quality bottle-glass: ... bottle moulds are made of cast iron, either in two pieces, hinged together at the base ..."

4. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"Those with harder bodies should be dropped into a cyanide bottle or they may be ... The Cyanide bottle.—The cyanide bottle is prepared by taking a large ..."

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