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Definition of bottle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a glass or plastic container, usually round, with straight sides and a narrow neck, used especially for storing liquids a wine/beer/soda bottle Put the top back on the bottle.
  2. 2[countable] (also bottleful
    the amount contained in a bottle He drank a whole bottle of wine.
  3. 3the bottle [singular] (informal) alcoholic drink After his wife died, he really hit the bottle (= started drinking heavily).
  4. 4[countable, usually singular] a bottle used to give milk to a baby; the milk from such a bottle (used instead of mother's milk) It's time for her bottle.
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