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noun
  1. a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.
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verb (used with object), binned, bin·ning.
  1. to store in a bin.
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Origin of bin

before 950; Middle English binne, Old English binn(e) crib, perhaps < Celtic; compare Welsh benn cart
Related formsun·binned, adjective
Can be confusedbean been Ben bin

bin-

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

combining form of Latin bīnī two each, by twos
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Related Words for bin

case, box, crate, basket, carton, receptacle, canister

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British Dictionary definitions for bin

bin

noun
  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
  3. Also called: dustbin, rubbish bin a container for litter, rubbish, etc
  4. British
    1. a storage place for bottled wine
    2. one particular bottling of wine
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verb bins, binning or binned
  1. (tr) to store in a bin
  2. (tr) to put in a wastepaper bin
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Word Origin for bin

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

bin-

prefix
  1. a variant, esp before a vowel, of bi- 1 binocular
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Word Origin and History for bin

n.

"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.

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bin in Medicine

bin-

pref.
  1. Variant ofbi-1
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