Definitions for: Bottle


[n] glass or plastic vessel; cylindrical with a narrow neck; no handle
[n] the quantity contained in a bottle
[v] put into bottles; of liquids such a milk or water
[v] store in bottles, as of liquids or gas



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 mouth, for
holding liquids.

2. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains;
as, to drink a bottle of wine.

3. Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in
the bottle.

Note: Bottle is much used adjectively, or as the first part
of a compound.

Bottle ale, bottled ale. [Obs.] --Shak.

Bottle brush, a cylindrical brush for cleansing the
interior of bottles.

Bottle fish (Zo["o]l.), a kind of deep-sea eel
(Saccopharynx ampullaceus), remarkable for its baglike
gullet, which enables it to swallow fishes two or three
times its won size.

Bottle flower. (Bot.) Same as Bluebottle.

Bottle glass, a coarse, green glass, used in the
manufacture of bottles. --Ure.

Bottle gourd (Bot.), the common gourd or calabash
(Lagenaria Vulgaris), whose shell is used for bottles,
dippers, etc.

Bottle grass (Bot.), a nutritious fodder grass ({Setaria
glauca} and S. viridis); -- called also foxtail, and
green foxtail.

Bottle tit (Zo["o]l.), the European long-tailed titmouse;
-- so called from the shape of its nest.

Bottle tree (Bot.), an Australian tree ({Sterculia
rupestris}), with a bottle-shaped, or greatly swollen,
trunk.

Feeding bottle, Nursing bottle, a bottle with a rubber
nipple (generally with an intervening tube), used in
feeding infants.


Bot"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bottledp. 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.


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.

Synonyms: bottleful

See Also: ampoule, ampul, ampule, beer bottle, bottlecap, calabash, carafe, carboy, catsup bottle, containerful, crewet, cruet, decanter, demijohn, feeding bottle, flask, gourd, ink bottle, inkpot, jug, ketchup bottle, lay, mouth, nursing bottle, phial, pill bottle, place, pop bottle, pose, position, put, set, smelling bottle, soda bottle, specimen bottle, split, store, vessel, vial, water bottle, whiskey bottle, wine bottle

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