UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɒtəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɑtəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(botl)

Inflections of 'bottle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bot•tle1 /ˈbɑtəl/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -tled, -tling. 
n. [countable]
  1. a container for holding liquids, having a neck and mouth and made of glass or plastic:Bring your empty bottles back to the store.
  2. the contents or capacity of such a container: [to drink a whole bottle of wine.]
  3. bottled milk formulas or substitutes given to infants instead of mother's milk: raised on the bottle.

  1. [+ object] to put into or seal in a bottle: to bottle grape juice.
  2. bottle up, [+ up + object]
    • to hold in, control, or keep back:Don't bottle up your anger; let it out.[~ + [object + up][to bottle it up inside.]
  1. Idioms, Slang Termshit the bottle, Slang. to drink alcohol to excess:He's hitting the bottle again; you can tell from the way he walks.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bot•tle1  (botl),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -tled, -tling. 
  1. a portable container for holding liquids, characteristically having a neck and mouth and made of glass or plastic.
  2. the contents of such a container;
    as much as such a container contains:a bottle of wine.
  3. bottled cow's milk, milk formulas, or substitute mixtures given to infants instead of mother's milk:raised on the bottle.
  4. hit the bottle, [Slang.]to drink alcohol to excess often or habitually.
  5. the bottle, intoxicating beverages;
    liquor:He became addicted to the bottle.

  1. to put into or seal in a bottle:to bottle grape juice.
  2. British Termsto preserve (fruit or vegetables) by heating to a sufficient temperature and then sealing in a jar.
  3. bottle up: 
    • 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.
bottle•like′, adj. 
  • Medieval Latin butticula, equivalent. to Late Latin butti(s) butt4 + -cula -cule1
  • Anglo-French; Old French bo(u)teille
  • Middle English botel 1325–75

bot•tle2  (botl),USA pronunciation n. [Archit.]
  1. Architectureboltel (def. 2).

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bottle /ˈbɒtəl/ n
  1. a vessel, often of glass and typically cylindrical with a narrow neck that can be closed with a cap or cork, for containing liquids
  2. (as modifier): a bottle rack
  3. Also called: bottleful the amount such a vessel will hold
  4. Brit slang nerve; courage (esp in the phrase lose one's bottle)
  5. the bottleinformal drinking of alcohol, esp to excess
vb (transitive)
  1. to put or place (wine, beer, jam, etc) in a bottle or bottles
  2. to store (gas) in a portable container under pressure

See also bottle out, bottle upEtymology: 14th Century: from Old French botaille, from Medieval Latin butticula literally: a little cask, from Late Latin buttis cask, butt4
'bottle' also found in these entries:
Collocations: bottle [soda, milk, wine], a [broken, clean, glass, plastic] bottle, a bottle [opener, sterilizer], more...

Forum discussions with the word(s) "bottle" in the title:

Look up "bottle" at Merriam-Webster
Look up "bottle" at

In other languages: Spanish | French | Italian | Portuguese | Romanian | German | Dutch | Swedish | Russian | Polish | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic


Report an inappropriate ad.