from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small container, usually with a closure, used especially for liquids.
- transitive v. To put or keep in or as if in a vial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle used to store medicine or perfume.
- v. To put or keep in, or as in, a vial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper.
- transitive v. To put in a vial or vials.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel or bottle; especially, a small glass bottle used for holding liquids, and particularly liquid medicines. Also phial.
- To put or keep in a vial, or as in a vial.
- To store up for punishment or vengeance: with reference to Rev. xvi. 1.
- Also phial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
Middle English viole, variant of fiol; see phial.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English viole, fiole, Old French fiole. From Ancient Greek word φιάλη (phialē, "a broad flat container"). See also phial. (Wiktionary)