bottle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “bottle” in the English Dictionary

"bottle" in British English

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uk   /ˈbɒt.l̩/  us   /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩/

bottle noun (CONTAINER)

A2 [C] a ​container for ​liquids, usually made of ​glass or ​plastic, with a ​narrowneck: a ​milk bottle a ​wine bottle a bottle ofbeer/​whisky Plastic bottles are ​lighter than ​glassones. [C] a ​specialcontainer with a ​rubbertop for giving ​milk and other ​drinks to a ​baby: Give the ​baby her bottle when she ​wakes up. Most ​medicalexpertsbelieve that ​breastfeeding is ​better than bottle-​feeding.
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bottle noun (COURAGE)

[U] UK slang approving courage or ​willingness to take ​risks: It took a lot of bottle to do what she did.

bottleverb [T]

uk   /ˈbɒt.l̩/  us   /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩/
to put something into bottles or ​jars: The ​wine is bottled at the ​vineyard. To bottle ​fruit you put ​freshfruit into ​specialcontainers.
bottle it UK informal to not do something because you are ​frightened; to ​fail at something because you are ​frightened : He should have taken the ​penalty but he bottled it.
(Definition of bottle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bottle" in American English

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bottlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑt̬·əl/
a ​container for ​liquids, usually made of ​glass or ​plastic, with a ​narrowneck: a bottle of ​perfume

bottleverb [T]

 us   /ˈbɑt̬·əl/
to put ​liquid into bottles: The ​soda is bottled in Atlanta.
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(Definition of bottle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bottle”
in Korean 병…
in Arabic زُجاجة…
in Malaysian botol…
in French bouteille…
in Russian бутылка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 瓶,瓶子, 嬰兒奶瓶…
in Italian bottiglia…
in Turkish şişe…
in Polish butelka…
in Spanish botella…
in Vietnamese chai lọ…
in Portuguese garrafa, frasco…
in Thai ขวด…
in German die Flasche…
in Catalan ampolla, flascó…
in Japanese 瓶(びん), ボトル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 瓶,瓶子, 婴儿奶瓶…
in Indonesian botol…
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