- 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."
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bot•tle1 /ˈbɑtəl/USA pronunciation
n., v., -tled, -tling. n. [countable]
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- a container for holding liquids, having a neck and mouth and made of glass or plastic:Bring your empty bottles back to the store.
- the contents or capacity of such a container: [to drink a whole bottle of wine.]
- bottled milk formulas or substitutes given to infants instead of mother's milk: raised on the bottle.
- [~ + object] to put into or seal in a bottle: to bottle grape juice.
- 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.]
- 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.
(bot′l),USA pronunciation n., v., -tled, -tling. n.
- 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.
- hit the bottle, [Slang.]to drink alcohol to excess often or habitually.
- the bottle, intoxicating beverages;
liquor:He became addicted to the bottle.
- to put into or seal in a bottle:to bottle grape juice.
- British Termsto preserve (fruit or vegetables) by heating to a sufficient temperature and then sealing in a jar.
- 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.
(bot′l),USA pronunciation n. [Archit.]
- Medieval Latin butticula, equivalent. to Late Latin butti(s) butt4 + -cula -cule1
- Anglo-French; Old French bo(u)teille
- Middle English botel 1325–75
- Architectureboltel (def. 2).
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bottle /ˈbɒtəl/ n
- 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
- Brit slang nerve; courage (esp in the phrase lose one's bottle)
- the bottle ⇒ informal drinking of alcohol, esp to excess
See also bottle out
- to put or place (wine, beer, jam, etc) in a bottle or bottles
- to store (gas) in a portable container under pressure
, bottle upEtymology: 14th Century: from Old French botaille, from Medieval Latin butticula literally: a little cask, from Late Latin buttis cask, butt4
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