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bottle

A bottle is a container, often made of glass, that gets narrower toward the top. You can choose to buy soda in cans or bottles.

Some people drink chocolate milk from a bottle, and others prefer to sip a bottle of beer. Babies drink from a bottle that's made of glass or plastic and topped with a nipple. To bottle something is to put or store it — usually a liquid or a gas — in bottles. Colloquially, someone "hits the bottle" when they drink too much alcohol. And if you keep your feelings to yourself, you can say you tend to "bottle things up."

Definitions of bottle
  1. noun
    a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
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    beer bottle
    a bottle that holds beer
    carafe, decanter
    a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water
    carboy
    a large bottle for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in a special container
    catsup bottle, ketchup bottle
    a bottle that holds catsup
    crewet, cruet
    bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the table
    demijohn
    large bottle with a short narrow neck; often has small handles at neck and is enclosed in wickerwork
    flask
    bottle that has a narrow neck
    calabash, gourd
    bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd
    ink bottle, inkpot
    a bottle of ink
    jug
    a large bottle with a narrow mouth
    ampoule, ampul, ampule, phial, vial
    a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
    pill bottle
    a small bottle for holding pills
    pop bottle, soda bottle
    a bottle for holding soft drinks
    smelling bottle
    a bottle containing smelling salts
    specimen bottle
    a bottle for holding urine specimens
    water bottle
    a bottle for holding water
    whiskey bottle
    a bottle for holding whiskey
    wine bottle
    a bottle for holding wine
    ampulla
    a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils
    bellarmine, greybeard, long-beard, longbeard
    a stoneware drinking jug with a long neck; decorated with a caricature of Cardinal Bellarmine (17th century)
    bota
    a wine bottle made of leather
    canteen
    a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers
    Erlenmeyer flask
    a conical flask with a wide base and narrow neck
    hipflask, pocket flask
    a flask that holds spirits
    double-magnum, jeroboam
    a large wine bottle (holds 4/5 of a gallon)
    lota
    a globular water bottle used in Asia
    magnum
    a large wine bottle for liquor or wine
    nebuchadnezzar
    a very large wine bottle holding the equivalent of 20 normal bottles of wine; used especially for display
    round-bottom flask
    a spherical flask with a narrow neck
    vacuum bottle, vacuum flask
    flask with double walls separated by vacuum; used to maintain substances at high or low temperatures
    water jug
    a jug that holds water
    whiskey jug
    a jug that contains whiskey
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    vessel
    an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
  2. noun
    a vessel fitted with a flexible teat and filled with milk or formula; used as a substitute for breast feeding infants and very young children
    synonyms: feeding bottle, nursing bottle
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    vessel
    an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
  3. noun
    the quantity contained in a bottle
    synonyms: bottleful
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    split
    a bottle containing half the usual amount
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    containerful
    the quantity that a container will hold
  4. verb
    put into bottles
    bottle the mineral water”
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  5. verb
    store (liquids or gases) in bottles
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    store
    find a place for and put away for storage
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