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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
bottle (noun)
1.
a) a rigid or semirigid container typically of glass or plastic having a comparatively narrow neck or mouth and usually no handle
b) a usually bottle-shaped container made of skin for storing a liquid
2.
the quantity held by a bottle
3.
a) intoxicating drink the practice of drinking - slipped deeper and deeper into the bottle Anne Bernays
b) liquid food (as milk) used in place of mother's milk
4.
slang British - mettle courage
bottle (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to confine as if in a bottle - restrain usually used with up bottling up their anger
b) to put or keep in a position or situation that makes free activity, progress, or escape difficult or impossible - usually used with up bottle up legislation in committee
2.
to put into or as if into a bottle - wished she could bottle their energy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
bottle (noun)
1.
a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk
SYNONIMS:
aqua vitae, ardent spirits, booze, bottle, drink, firewater, grog, hooch, inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice, liquor, lush, moonshine, potable, rum, sauce, spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tipple
RELATED WORDS:
aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy []; mead, sake ( saki), wine; barley-bree ( barley-broo) [], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey ( whisky); Dutch courage
nonintoxicant
bottle (noun)
British slang
strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger
SYNONIMS:
bottle, bravery, courageousness, daring, daringness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, guts, gutsiness, hardihood, heart, heroism, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, intrepidness, moxie, nerve, pecker, prowess, stoutness, valor, virtue
RELATED WORDS:
backbone, fiber, fortitude, grit, gumption, mettle, pluck, pluckiness, spunk, temper; determination, perseverance, resolution; endurance, stamina, stomach, tenacity; audacity, boldness, brazenness, cheek, cojones [], effrontery, gall, temerity
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cold feet, faintheartedness, fearfulness, mousiness, timidity, timorousness; feebleness, softness, weakness; impotence, ineffectualness; hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution
cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, poltroonery, spinelessness
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