bottle - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a glass or plastic container for liquids, usually with a narrow part at the top that is called the neck

    an empty beer bottle

    bottle of:

    a bottle of champagne/perfume/cooking oil

    1. a.
      the liquid in a bottle, or the amount that a bottle contains

      Between them, they drank the whole bottle.

  2. 2
    [countable] a plastic container used for giving babies milk or other drinks. It has a rubber part at the top called a teat.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] British informal the confidence or courage that you need to do something difficult or frightening

    Nobody had the bottle to ask him why he’d done it.

    He lost his bottle and couldn’t jump.