Bottle \Bot"tle\, n. [OE. botel, OF. botel, dim. of F. botte; cf. OHG. bozo bunch. See {Boss} stud.] A bundle, esp. of hay. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Chaucer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bottle — Bot tle, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. {Butt} a cask.] 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottle — ► NOUN 1) a container with a narrow neck, used for storing liquids. 2) Brit. informal one s courage or confidence. ► VERB 1) place in bottles for storage. 2) (bottle up) repress or conceal (one s feelings). 3) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • bottle — bottle1 [bät′ l] n. [ME botel < MFr botele < OFr < ML butticula, dim. of LL buttis, a cask] 1. a container, esp. for liquids, made of glass, plastic, etc. and having a relatively narrow neck 2. the amount that a bottle holds 3. milk from …   English World dictionary

  • Bottle — Bot tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bottled}p. pr. & vb. n. {Bottling}.] To put into bottles; to inclose in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle; as, to bottle wine or porter; to bottle up one s wrath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottle — [n] container, usually for liquids canteen, carafe, cruet, dead soldier*, decanter, ewer, flagon, flask, glass, jar, jug, phial, soldier, urn, vacuum bottle, vial; concept 494 …   New thesaurus

  • Bottle — This article is about bottles in general. For baby bottles, see Baby bottle. Composite body, painted, and glazed bottle. Dated 16th century. From Iran. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art …   Wikipedia

  • bottle — bot|tle1 W2S1 [ˈbɔtl US ˈba:tl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: bouteille, from Medieval Latin butticula, from Late Latin buttis wooden container for liquid ] 1.) a container with a narrow top for keeping liquids in, usually made of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bottle — n. container for liquids 1) to break; empty; fill; rinse; uncork a bottle 2) a baby (AE), feeding (BE), nursing (AE); hot water bottle 3) a Thermos bottle (AE; BE has Thermos flask) 4) a disposable, no deposit, no return; plastic; returnable,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bottle — [[t]bɒ̱t(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ bottles, bottling, bottled 1) N COUNT A bottle is a glass or plastic container in which drinks and other liquids are kept. Bottles are usually round with straight sides and a narrow top. There were two empty beer bottles on… …   English dictionary

  • bottle — I UK [ˈbɒt(ə)l] / US [ˈbɑt(ə)l] noun Word forms bottle : singular bottle plural bottles *** 1) a) [countable] a glass or plastic container for liquids, usually with a narrow part at the top that is called the neck an empty beer bottle bottle of:… …   English dictionary

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