a portable container for holding liquids, characteristically having a neck and mouth and made of glass or plastic.
the contents of such a container; as much as such a container contains: a bottle of wine.
bottled cow's milk, milk formulas, or substitute mixtures given to infants instead of mother's milk: raised on the bottle.
the bottle, intoxicating beverages; liquor: He became addicted to the bottle.
to put into or seal in a bottle: to bottle grape juice.
British. to preserve (fruit or vegetables) by heating to a sufficient temperature and then sealing in a jar.
to repress, control, or restrain: He kept all of his anger bottled up inside him.
to enclose or entrap: Traffic was bottled up in the tunnel.
Idioms about bottle
hit the bottle, Slang. to drink alcohol to excess often or habitually.
- bot·tle·like, adjective
- well-bottled, adjective
Other definitions for bottle (2 of 2)
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How to use bottle in a sentence
Face masks and constant sanitization are also required, along with spray bottles of disinfectant for everyone who’s working out and checking their temperature before they head outside or touch the equipment.Clean, Lean, Mean Machines: 5 Super COVID-Safe Gyms | Joshua Eferighe | August 28, 2020 | Ozy
I like that the Flash puts the weight of the included bottle on my lower back.I Don't Fear Scorching Runs with This Hydration Belt | Jakob Schiller | August 28, 2020 | Outside Online
That means running when it’s cool out, bringing a bottle of water to keep them hydrated, and taking frequent breaks.
Chandler says that sherry vinegar is the bottle she reaches for most often.
At this point, 64 were still breastfeeding or getting breastmilk from a bottle.Masks help new moms with COVID-19 safely breastfeed their babies | Aimee Cunningham | July 23, 2020 | Science News
Nothing does it quite like deftly decapitating a bottle of bubbly with a gleaming blade.
That means that Champagne is fermented a second time in the bottle when sealed closed, which naturally produces the bubbles.
If you need to store the bottle in the fridge, let it warm up for a few minutes on the counter before serving.
I get the bottle while he opens a desk drawer containing two glasses.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He said officers no longer arrest people for merely having an open beer bottle but instead ask them to leave the alcohol behind.
One of the little girls in pigtails was holding him, while Miss Anne administered the feeding-bottle.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
An hour later, I heard he was dead: that on his way to his home he had purchased a bottle of laudanum and swallowed the contents!Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
He thrust one hand into his gold-coloured skirt, and produced a glass bottle full of some very cheap perfume from Europe.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He started a guerilla campaign against the obsession with the aid of the brandy bottle.Uncanny Tales | Various
We too are in sympathy with those miners who are now faced with only one bottle of champagne a day.
British Dictionary definitions for bottle (1 of 2)
a vessel, often of glass and typically cylindrical with a narrow neck that can be closed with a cap or cork, for containing liquids
(as modifier): a bottle rack
Also called: bottleful the amount such a vessel will hold
a container equipped with a teat that holds a baby's milk or other liquid; nursing bottle
the contents of such a container: the baby drank his bottle
short for magnetic bottle
British slang nerve; courage (esp in the phrase lose one's bottle)
British slang money collected by street entertainers or buskers
full bottle Australian slang well-informed and enthusiastic about something
the bottle informal drinking of alcohol, esp to excess
to put or place (wine, beer, jam, etc) in a bottle or bottles
to store (gas) in a portable container under pressure
slang to injure by thrusting a broken bottle into (a person)
British slang (of a busker) to collect money from the bystanders
British Dictionary definitions for bottle (2 of 2)
dialect a bundle, esp of hay
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bottle
In addition to the idiom beginning with bottle
- bottle up
- crack a bottle
- hit the bottle
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