Meaning of “bottle” in the English Dictionary

"bottle" in British English

See all translations

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.

More examples

  • Shall we have a bottle of wine with dinner?
  • I only bought a 7 ml bottle of perfume.
  • Don't use all the milk, Dan - that's our last bottle.
  • There's a new scheme in our town for recycling plastic bottles.
  • Eleven million bottles of water had to be withdrawn from sale due to a health scare.

Idiom(s)

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

See all translations

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.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “bottle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)