- a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.
- to store in a bin.
Origin of bin
- a combining form meaning “two,” “two at a time,” used in the formation of compound words: binary; binocular.
Origin of bin-
Examples from the Web for bin
Contemporary Examples of bin
You were basically the guy to do every dictator or crazy character, from Gaddafi and Ahmadinejad to Bin Laden.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
Yet I had serious trouble understanding how to cheer on the news of Bin Laden or anyone else dying.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Picking up cans and bags out of the bin and throwing them back, over and over.
He held the garbage close to his face, then put it back in the bin.
Bin Zayed said the suspect was identified within 24 hours and arrested within 48 hours of the attacks.Abu Dhabi Treats U.S. Teacher’s Murder as Terrorist Attack
December 4, 2014
Historical Examples of bin
If it hadn't a bin in Henry's house I'd took a wrestle out of him.
WE had bin havin' a good deal of argufyin' about the school house.
I must fill the bin of the oxen with hay, and water them, and carry out the dung.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
It's yersel' knows the tinder feet that's on me since ever I 've bin in this counthry.The Universal Reciter
We jumped to our feet an' shouted, for it was the richest placer that had as yet bin found.Murder Point
- a large container or enclosed space for storing something in bulk, such as coal, grain, or wool
- Also called: bread bin a small container for bread
- Also called: dustbin, rubbish bin a container for litter, rubbish, etc
- a storage place for bottled wine
- one particular bottling of wine
- (tr) to store in a bin
- (tr) to put in a wastepaper bin
Word Origin for bin
- a variant, esp before a vowel, of bi- 1 binocular
Word Origin and History for bin
"receptacle," Old English binne "basket, manger, crib," probably from Gaulish, from Old Celtic *benna, akin to Welsh benn "a cart," especially one with a woven wicker body. The same Celtic word seems to be preserved in Italian benna "dung cart," French benne "grape-gatherer's creel," Dutch benne "large basket," all from Late Latin benna "cart," Medieval Latin benna "basket." Some linguists think there was a Germanic form parallel to the Celtic one.
- Variant ofbi-1