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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)

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.

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."