Meaning of BOTTLE in English


n. & v.


1. a container, usu. of glass or plastic and with a narrow neck, for storing liquid.

2 the amount that will fill a bottle.

3 a baby's feeding-bottle.

4 hot-water bottle.

5 a metal cylinder for liquefied gas.

6 Brit. sl. courage, confidence.

1. put into bottles or jars.

2 preserve (fruit etc.) in jars.

3 (foll. by up) a conceal or restrain for a time (esp. a feeling). b keep (an enemy force etc.) contained or entrapped.

4 (as bottled adj.) sl. drunk.

Phrases and idioms:

bottle bank a place where used bottles may be deposited for recycling. bottle-brush

1. a cylindrical brush for cleaning inside bottles.

2 any of various plants with a flower of this shape. bottle-green a dark shade of green. bottle party a party to which guests bring bottles of drink. bottle tree any of various Australian trees of the genus Brachychiton with a swollen bottle-shaped trunk. hit the bottle sl. drink heavily. on the bottle sl. drinking (alcoholic drink) heavily.


bottleful n. (pl. -fuls).

Etymology: ME f. OF botele, botaille f. med.L butticula dimin. of LL buttis BUTT(4)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.