- a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.
- to store in a bin.
Origin of bin
Related Words for binningsave, hoard, hide, stash, freeze, accumulate, stockpile, deposit, put, keep, bury, pack, amass, gather, mow, pluck, collect, pick, reap, bin
Examples from the Web for binning
Historical Examples of binning
Up to that period, since leaving Yarmouth, Binning had lain flat on his back.The Lively Poll
The sudden approach and rapid advance of the Spring, says Mr. Binning, are very striking.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam
Then across the strip of moonlit, to sleep my lone, under the hospitable teak roof-trees of "a Binning!"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
George, hearing of this through a common friend, cordially responds, and Richard is invited to spend a few weeks at Binning Hall.Crabbe, (George)
These marked the first recognition of binning as a way of storing wines in bottles laid on their sides.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia
C. Malcolm Watkins
- 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
"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.