|Origin:||bouteille, from Medieval Latin butticula, from Late Latin buttis 'wooden container for liquid'|
bot‧tle1 S1 W2
a container with a narrow top for keeping liquids in, usually made of plastic or glass:
an empty bottle
a bottle of champagne
2 [countable] also bottlefulTM
the amount of liquid that a bottle contains:
Between us, we drank three bottles of wine.
a container for babies to drink from, with a rubber part on top that they suck, or the milk contained in this bottle:
My first baby just wouldn't take a bottle at all.
alcoholic drink - used when talking about the problems drinking can cause:
Peter let the bottle ruin his life.
hit the bottle (=regularly drink too much)
She was under a lot of stress, and started hitting the bottle.
be on the bottle British English (=be drinking lot of alcohol regularly)
5 [uncountable] British English informal
courage to do something that is dangerous or unpleasant [= nerve]:
I never thought she'd have the bottle to do it!
6 British English bring your own bottle American EnglishDFDDL
used when you invite someone to an informal party to tell them that they should bring their own bottle of alcoholic drink