Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOTTLES

They were without food, and the two bottles of water would not last them long.

They filled two bottles they had remaining with the precious fluid.

Beside it were bottles, phials, and other appliances of a sick chamber.

You needn't worry about helping yourself; I've got a dozen bottles more.'

The liquor was sherry, and it took nine bottles of it to lay us both up.

But if brought to table in bottles, the company can use it or omit it as they please.

On all the bottles were directions as to opening them: "Let the meat soak so many hours," &c. &c.

In the first one the bottles were filled in the most ordinary of fashions.

There was a choice of wines, and notably some bottles of champagne on a side table.

In a few minutes Von Holzen returned, laden with bottles and jars.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., originally of leather, from Old French boteille (12c., Modern French bouteille), from Vulgar Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis "a cask," which is perhaps from Greek. The bottle, figurative for "liquor," is from 17c.