What Is a Bottle?

A bottle is a container with a narrow neck that can hold liquid, usually alcohol. It may also be used as a medical device to hold fluid for an injection. It can be made from a variety of materials including glass, plastic and metal. There are many variations of bottles including a wide range of sizes and shapes. Bottles can be shaped to have specific functional purposes or may be decorative in design. They are also produced in large quantities for commercial use.

The term bottle is often used to refer to a bottle of spirits or wine. This is because the bottle can be a convenient way to carry alcohol for long distances, especially in automobiles. It can also be a container for other liquids like juice or water.

(Brit. slang) guts, courage, pluck, spirit, grit, determination, coolness, mettle, firmness, spunk (informal)

I’ve got the bottle to get things done.

To bottle something is to suppress it, conceal or control it. When I bottled my anger, it lessened the tension in the room.

Using a bottle to feed an infant can be a daunting task for new parents. Luckily, most babies quickly learn to take to bottle feeding. However, when a baby first begins to bottle feed it is important that the mother is present during the process to guide her. The first step is to introduce the bottle to the child by letting him or her smell it. Many mothers find that it helps to wear an article of clothing that the child has been worn, such as a shirt or nightgown, to allow the infant to sense their scent.

Once the infant is comfortable with the bottle, it is time to try feeding with it. It is helpful to begin with a small amount of formula, and then gradually increase the amount. After several attempts, the infant should be able to latch onto the bottle and be fed successfully. During the bottle feeding, it is helpful to tilt or rock the infant. This allows the baby to relax, and it can help prevent colic. The mother should always be a calm, patient presence during the bottle feeding, as this can help with digestion.

Lastly, it is important to know the parts of a bottle and how they fit together. The finish is the extremity of the upper surface of a bottle and may be called the lip, rim, or collar. The bore is the opening in the top of the bottle that reaches into the interior and from which the liquid is accessed. This part of the bottle is also known as the orifice, throat, or corkage hole and is formed when the two halves of the mold come together to close during production. The neck is the transition zone between these three major portions of the bottle. The upper neck is sometimes referred to as the “shoulder” of the bottle and may be considered part of the finish or neck.