From (etyl) bottle, botle, buttle, from (etyl) botl, .
A dwelling; habitation.
A building; house.
(etyl) and (etyl) boteille (Modern French bouteille), from buttis.
* botl (Jamaican English)
A container, typically made of glass or plastic and having a tapered neck, used primarily for holding liquids.
* , chapter=6
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=He had one hand on the bounce bottle
—and he'd never let go of that since he got back to the table—but he had a handkerchief in the other and was swabbing his deadlights with it.}}
The contents of such a container.
A container with a rubber nipple used for giving liquids to infants, a baby bottle.
(British, informal) Nerve, courage.
(attributive, of a person with a particular hair color) With one's hair color produced by dyeing.
(obsolete) A bundle, especially of hay; something tied in a bundle.
* End of the 14th century , (The Canterbury Tales), by (Geoffrey Chaucer),
* 1599 , (Much Ado About Nothing), by (William Shakespeare),
- Is that a Cook of London, with mischance? / Do him come forth, he knoweth his penance; / For he shall tell a tale, by my fay, / Although it be not worth a bottle hay.
- DON PEDRO. Well, if ever thou dost fall from this faith, thou wilt prove a notable argument.
* 1590s , , by (Christopher Marlowe)
- BENEDICK. If I do, hang me in a bottle like a cat and shoot at me; and he that hits me, let him be clapped on the shoulder and called Adam.
(figurative) Intoxicating liquor; alcohol.
- I was no sooner in the middle of the pond, but my horse vanished away, and I sat upon a bottle of hay, never so near drowning in my life.
* (for feeding babies) baby's bottle, feeding bottle, nursing bottle (US)
* (courage) balls, courage, guts, nerve, pluck
* (courage) cowardice
* bottle bank
* bottle blonde
* bottle opener, bottle-opener
* bottle out
* bottle sling
* hit the bottle
* Klein bottle
* lightning in a bottle
* Indonesian: (l)
* Malay: (l),
To seal (a liquid) into a bottle for later consumption. Also fig.
(British) To feed (an infant) baby formula.
- This plant bottles vast quantities of spring water every day.
(British, slang) To refrain from doing (something) at the last moment because of a sudden loss of courage.
- Because of complications she can't breast feed her baby and so she bottles him.
(British, slang) To strike (someone) with a bottle.
- The rider bottled the big jump.
(British, slang) To pelt (a musical act on stage, etc.) with bottles as a sign of disapproval.
- He was bottled at a nightclub and had to have facial surgery.
- Meat Loaf was once bottled at Reading Festival.
* bottle up
A device used to measure the pressure within a bottle of sparkling wine.