A bottle is a rigid container with a neck that is narrower than the body and a "mouth". By contrast, a jar or jug has a relatively large mouth or opening which may be as wide as the overall container. Bottles are often made of glass, clay, plastic, aluminium or other impervious materials, and typically used to store liquids such as water, milk, soft drinks, beer, wine, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo, ink, and chemicals. A device applied in the bottling line to seal the mouth of a bottle is termed an external bottle cap, closure, or internal stopper. A bottle can also be sealed by a conductive "innerseal" by using induction sealing.

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  1. A dwelling; habitation.
  2. A building; house.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A container, typically made of glass and having a tapered neck, used for holding liquids.
  2. The contents of such a container.
  3. A container with a rubber nipple used for giving liquids to infants
  4. Nerve, courage.
  5. With one's hair color produced by dyeing.
  6. A bundle, especially of hay; something tied in a bundle.
  7. Intoxicating liquor; alcohol.


  1. To seal (a liquid) into a bottle for later consumption.
    This plant bottles vast quantities of spring water every day.
  2. To feed (an infant) baby formula.
    Because of complications she can't breast feed her baby and so she bottles him.
  3. To refrain from doing (something) at the last moment because of a sudden loss of courage.
    The rider bottled the big jump.
  4. To strike (someone) with a bottle.
    He was bottled at a nightclub and had to have facial surgery.
  5. To pelt (a musical act on stage, etc.) with bottles as a sign of disapproval.
    Meat Loaf was once bottled at Reading Festival.

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