- noun a way of preserving food by sealing it in sterile glass bottles
- In the Elizabethan theater, the practice by strolling playersof taking a collection in a bottle or other container from the audiencerather than charging an admission price. This was the usual practiceat performances in London inns. After James Burbage (seeBurbage family) built the first permanent playhouse, theTheatre, and began to pay salaries, most professional companiesgave up bottling.
- the process of putting wine in bottles