Vial \Vi"al\, n. [OE. viole, fiole, F. fiole. See {Phial}.] A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine. [Written also {phial}.] [1913 Webster] Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilled liquor thou off. --Shak. [1913 Webster]