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bing

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[ bing ]
/ bɪŋ /
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noun British Dialect.

a heap or pile.

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Origin of bing

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1275–1325; Middle English <Old Norse bingr bunk, bin

Definition for bing (2 of 4)

bing2
[ bing ]
/ bɪŋ /

verb (used without object) Obsolete.

to go.

Origin of bing

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First recorded in 1560–70; origin uncertain

Definition for bing (3 of 4)

Bing1
[ bing ]
/ bɪŋ /

noun

Sir Rudolf, 1902–97, English opera impresario born in Austria; in the U.S. 1949–97.
a male given name.

Definition for bing (4 of 4)

Bing2
[ bing ]
/ bɪŋ /

noun

a variety of dark red or blackish sweet cherry.
Also called Bing cherry.

Origin of Bing

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An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for bing (1 of 2)

bing
/ (bɪŋ) /

noun

dialect a heap or pile, esp of spoil from a mine

Word Origin for bing

C16: from Old Norse bingr heap

British Dictionary definitions for bing (2 of 2)

Bing
/ (bɪŋ) /

noun

a popular search engine on the internet

verb

to search for (something on the internet) using Bing
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