Meaning of “bottle” in the English Dictionary

"bottle" in British English

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bottlenoun

uk /ˈbɒt.əl/ us /ˈbɑː.t̬əl/

bottle noun (CONTAINER)

A2 [ C ] a container for liquids, usually made of glass or plastic, with a narrow neck:

a milk bottle
a wine bottle
a bottle of beer/whisky
Plastic bottles are lighter than glass ones.

[ C ] a special container with a rubber top for giving milk and other drinks to a baby:

Give the baby her bottle when she wakes up.
Most medical experts believe that breastfeeding is better than bottle-feeding.

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bottleverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbɒt.əl/ us /ˈbɑː.t̬əl/

the bottle

informal

the habit of regularly drinking a lot of alcohol:

She started to hit the bottle (= drink too much alcohol) after her divorce.

(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 narrow neck:

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)