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See synonyms for: binbinnedbinning on

  1. a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.

verb (used with object),binned, bin·ning.
  1. to store in a bin.

Origin of bin

before 950; Middle English binne,Old English binn(e) crib, perhaps <Celtic; compare Welsh benn cart

Other words from bin

  • un·binned, adjective

Words that may be confused with bin

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Other definitions for bin- (2 of 2)


  1. a combining form meaning “two,” “two at a time,” used in the formation of compound words: binary; binocular.

Origin of bin-

Combining form of Latin bīnī two each, by twos Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bin in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bin (1 of 2)


/ (bɪn) /

  1. a large container or enclosed space for storing something in bulk, such as coal, grain, or wool

  2. Also called: bread bin a small container for bread

  1. Also called: dustbin, rubbish bin a container for litter, rubbish, etc

  2. British

    • a storage place for bottled wine

    • one particular bottling of wine

verbbins, binning or binned
  1. (tr) to store in a bin

  2. (tr) to put in a wastepaper bin

Origin of bin

Old English binne basket, probably of Celtic origin; related to bindan to bind

British Dictionary definitions for bin- (2 of 2)


  1. a variant, esp before a vowel, of bi- 1 binocular

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