Meaning of Bottle


The Latin word butticŭla arrived in French as bouteille, which became a bottle. This term refers to a utensil that is used for the storage of liquids.

The bottles have a narrow neck that allows their contents to be easily served in a glass or glass. In the mouth (the sector where the liquid comes out), they have a lid or a stopper so that the bottle can be opened and closed as needed.

Most of the bottles today are made with plastic or glass, although in ancient times they were also made with metal and clay. Those that are used to market beverages, perfumes and other liquids usually have a label that displays the name of the brand, product data, expiration date, etc.

There are bottles with different capacities. In restaurants, for example, soft drinks or soft drinks are usually sold in bottles of 350 or 500 cubic centimeters. There are also bottles of 1, 1.5, 2.25 and up to 3 liters, which are generally sold in stores and supermarkets.

There are glass bottles that are returnable: once the person has consumed the drink, they can return the container to the place where they bought the product and get money for said return. Plastic bottles, on the other hand, are not returnable. This means that when they are empty, the consumer can dispose of the container.

These bottles that can be thrown away when they no longer contain liquid constitute an ecological problem. Many times people throw the bottles in the wrong places and, as plastic is not biodegradable, there is a pollution that lasts for many years on the planet.

In the same way, it should not be overlooked that bottle is also a surname. One of the best-known figures with that last name is Ana Botella (1953) from Madrid, who is the wife of José María Aznar, former President of Spain, and who served as President of the Community of Madrid between 2011 and 2015. Specifically, became the first woman to hold that position.

It should also be noted that bottle is also the nickname of a historical character. We are referring to the one who was called by the Spanish people as Pepe Botella. This was none other than José I Bonaparte (1768 – 1844), Napoléon Bonaparte’s older brother and who, in addition to being the monarch of Napolés, was King of Spain between 1808 and 1813.

In a contemptuous way, the Spanish citizens gave it that name supposedly because of the “fondness” it had for drinking. However, he was also known as “Pepe plazuelas”.

Within the field of cinema, the term in question is also frequently used. A good example of this is the title of the film “Message in a bottle”, which was released in 1999 under the direction of Luis Mandoki. It was based on a novel of the same title by Nicholas Sparks and starred actors Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, and Paul Newman.

It told the story of a journalist who discovered on the beach a bottle with a message of love inside. That will make you try your best to find its author.