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Etymology 1[edit]

From Center English botel (bottle, flask, wineskin), from Outdated French boteille (Fashionable French bouteille), from Medieval Latin butticula, finally of disputed origin. In all probability a diminutive of Late Latin buttis. Examine additionally Low German Buddel and Outdated Excessive German būtil (whence German Beutel). Doublet of botija.


bottle (plural bottles)

  1. A container, usually made from glass or plastic and having a tapered neck, used primarily for holding liquids.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 6, in Mr. Pratt’s Sufferers:

      He had one hand on the bounce bottle—and he’d by no means let go of that since he received again to the desk—however he had a handkerchief within the different and was swabbing his deadlights with it.

    Beer is commonly bought in bottles.

  2. The contents of such a container.

    I solely drank a bottle of beer.

  3. A container with a rubber nipple used for giving liquids to infants, a child bottle.

    The child desires a bottle.

  4. (Britain, casual) Nerve, braveness.

    You don’t have the bottle to try this!

    He was going to ask her out, however he misplaced his bottle when he noticed her.

  5. (attributive, of an individual with a selected hair shade) A container of hair dye, therefore with one’s hair shade produced by dyeing.

    Do you know he’s a bottle brunette? His pure hair shade is strawberry blonde.

  6. (out of date) A bundle, particularly of hay; one thing tied in a bundle.
    • Finish of the 14th century, The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, The Manciple’s Prologue and Story
      Is {that a} Cook dinner of London, with mischance? / Do him come forth, he knoweth his penance; / For he shall inform a story, by my fay, / Though it’s not value a bottle hay.
    • 1599, A lot Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 1
      Don Pedro. Nicely, if ever thou dost fall from this religion, thou wilt show a notable argument.
      Benedick. If I do, hold me in a bottle like a cat and shoot at me; and he that hits me, let him be clapped on the shoulder and referred to as Adam.
    • 1590s, Physician Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe
      I used to be no sooner in the course of the pond, however my horse vanished away, and I sat upon a bottle of hay, by no means so close to drowning in my life.
  7. (figurative) Intoxicating liquor; alcohol.

    to drown one’s troubles within the bottle

    to hit the bottle

    • 1988, Tracy Chapman (lyrics and music), “Quick Automobile”, in Tracy Chapman:

      See, my outdated man’s received an issue / He dwell[sic] with the bottle, that’s the way in which it’s
  8. (printing) the tendency of pages printed a number of on a sheet to rotate barely when the sheet is folded two or extra occasions.
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bottle (third-person singular easy current bottles, current participle bottling, easy previous and previous participle bottled)

  1. (transitive) To seal (a liquid) right into a bottle for later consumption. Additionally fig.

    This plant bottles huge portions of spring water daily.

    • 2014 Could 11, Ivan Hewett, “Piano Man: a Lifetime of John Ogdon by Charles Beauclerk, evaluation: A brand new biography of the good British pianist whose personal genius destroyed him [print version: A colossus off-key, 10 May 2014, p. R27]”, in The Day by day Telegraph (Evaluation)[1]:

      The temptation is to treat him [John Ogdon] as an fool savant, an enormous expertise bottled inside a recalcitrant physique and accompanied by a character that appears not simply unremarkable, however virtually totally clean.
  2. (transitive, Britain) To feed (an toddler) child method.

    Due to problems she will be able to’t breast feed her child and so she bottles him.

  3. (Britain, slang) To chorus from doing (one thing) on the final second due to a sudden lack of braveness.

    The rider bottled the massive bounce.

  4. (Britain, slang, sports activities) To throw away a number one place.

    Liverpool bottled the Premier League.

  5. (Britain, slang) To strike (somebody) with a bottle.

    He was bottled at a nightclub and needed to have facial surgical procedure.

  6. (Britain, slang) To pelt (a musical act on stage, and many others.) with bottles as an indication of disapproval.
    Meat Loaf was as soon as bottled at Studying Competition.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Center English bottle, botel, buttle, from Outdated English botl, daring (abode, home, dwelling-place), from Proto-West Germanic *bōþl, from Proto-Germanic *budlą, *buþlą, *bōþlą (home, dwelling, farm), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰōw- (actually to swell, develop, thrive, be, dwell, dwell).

Cognate with North Frisian budel, bodel, bol, boel (dwelling, inheritable property), Dutch boedel, boel (inheritance, property), Danish bol (farm), Icelandic ból (dwelling, abode, farm, lair). Associated to Outdated English byldan (to construct, assemble). Extra at construct.


bottle (plural bottles)

  1. (Britain, dialectal or out of date) A dwelling; habitation.
  2. (Britain, dialectal) A constructing; home.

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