Definition of "bottle" []

  • A receptacle having a narrow neck, usually no handles, and a mouth that can be plugged, corked, or capped. (noun)
  • The quantity that a bottle holds. (noun)
  • A receptacle filled with milk or formula that is fed, as to babies, in place of breast milk. (noun)
  • Informal Intoxicating liquor: Don't take to the bottle. (noun)
  • Informal The practice of drinking large quantities of intoxicating liquor: Her problem is the bottle. (noun)
  • A vessel, often of glass and typically cylindrical with a narrow neck that can be closed with a cap or cork, for containing liquids (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The amount such a vessel will hold (noun)
  • A container equipped with a teat that holds a baby's milk or other liquid; nursing bottle (noun)
  • The contents of such a container (noun)
  • Nerve; courage (esp in the phrase lose one's bottle) (noun)
  • Money collected by street entertainers or buskers (noun)
  • To put or place (wine, beer, jam, etc) in a bottle or bottles (verb)
  • To store (gas) in a portable container under pressure (verb)
  • To injure by thrusting a broken bottle into (a person) (verb)
  • (of a busker) to collect money from the bystanders (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bottle" in a sentence
  • "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."