American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A receptacle having a narrow neck, usually no handles, and a mouth that can be plugged, corked, or capped.
- n. The quantity that a bottle holds.
- n. A receptacle filled with milk or formula that is fed, as to babies, in place of breast milk.
- n. Informal Intoxicating liquor: Don't take to the bottle.
- n. Informal The practice of drinking large quantities of intoxicating liquor: Her problem is the bottle.
- v. To place in a bottle.
- v. To hold in; restrain: bottled up my emotions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dwelling; a habitation: a word extant (as -bottle, -battle) only in some local English names, as Harbottle, Newbottle, Morbattle.
- n. A hollow mouthed vessel of glass, wood, leather, or other material, for holding and carrying liquids. Oriental nations use skins or leather for this purpose, and of the nature of these wine-skins are the bottles mentioned in Scripture: “Put new wine into new bottles.” In Europe and North America glass is generally used for liquids of all kinds, but wine is still largely stored in skins in Spain and Greece. Small bottles are often called
- n. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains: as, a bottle of wine or of porter.
- To put into bottles for the purpose of preserving or of storing away: as, to bottle wine or porter.
- To store up as in a bottle; preserve as if by bottling; shut in or hold back (colloq. “cork up”), as anger or other strong feeling: usually with up.
- n. A quantity, as of hay or grass, tied or bundled up.
- n. A dwelling; habitation.
- n. A building; house.
- n. A container, typically made of glass and having a tapered neck, used for holding liquids.
- n. The contents of such a container.
- n. A container with a rubber nipple used for giving liquids to infants
- n. UK, informal Nerve, courage.
- n. attributive With one's hair color produced by dyeing.
- n. obsolete A bundle, especially of hay; something tied in a bundle.
- v. transitive To seal (a liquid) into a bottle for later consumption.
- v. transitive, UK To feed (an infant) baby formula.
- v. UK, slang To refrain from doing (something) at the last moment because of a sudden loss of courage.
- v. UK, slang To strike (someone) with a bottle.
- v. UK, slang To pelt (a musical act on stage, etc.) with bottles as a sign of disapproval.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids.
- n. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains.
- n. Fig.: Intoxicating liquor.
- v. To put into bottles; to inclose in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle.
- n. Obs. or Prov. Eng. A bundle, esp. of hay.
- n. the quantity contained in a bottle
- n. 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
- v. store (liquids or gases) in bottles
- v. put into bottles
- n. 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
- Anglo-Norman and Old French boteille (Modern French bouteille), from Vulgar Latin *botticula, ultimately of disputed origin. Probably a diminutive of Late Latin buttis. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English botel, from Old French botele, from Medieval Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis, cask. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Look at this prisoner slumbering peacefully beside his _huqqa_ under the suggestive bottle tree (there is something touching in his selecting the shade of a _bottle_ tree: Horace clearly had no _bottle_ tree; or he would never have lain under a strawberry (and cream) tree).”
“This Klein bottle is only a prototype and so won't be there.”
“Plaster of Paris equals arris; arris equals Aristotle; Aristotle rhymes with bottle; bottle is short for bottle and glass; glass rhymes with arse.”
“This bottle is always emptied before the ketchup in my fridge!”
“The general rule for pilots, what they call the bottle to throttle rule is don't drink 24 hours before you fly.”
“By putting a piece of phosphorus the size of a pea into a phial, and adding boiling oil until the bottle is a third full, a luminous bottle is formed, for on taking out the cork to admit atmospheric air, the empty space in the phial will become luminous.”
“My resolution was formed, and I soon found an opportunity of falling into conversation with him; and as I took care that my tone should answer the intended purpose, he presently invited me to adjourn, and take what he called a bottle and a bird at the Shakespeare.”
“If you are trying to decide if a certain bottle is going to be as good as advertised, I would recommend using Cork’d or Cellar Tracker, which offer a collection of ratings from various people who have owned or consumed specific wines and noted their tastings.”
“ColombianMonkey (UID#3835) on August 28th, 2009 at 3: 48 am yea my bottle is like 3/4 full”
“Embarassing moments in bottle opening - The Rabbit and Benito's blog | Dr Vino's wine blog”
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