- a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.
- to store in a bin.
Origin of bin
Examples from the Web for bins
Contemporary Examples of bins
Eventually Jason shows off bins of dozens upon dozens of mice and rats.The Weird Underground World of Urban Animal Husbandry
May 19, 2014
A sign above the bins reads: “Please donate food items here, so Associates in Need can enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.”Walmart’s Dumb Blame Game
November 18, 2013
Nafis is said to have loaded the emptied fertilizer bags along with the bins into a van.Undercover Muslim Agents: Mission Accomplished
October 19, 2012
“Neighbors caught people going through our bins, their bins,” he said.Murdoch’s Nemesis
July 19, 2011
Historical Examples of bins
Seeds, and various kinds of grain, are liable to damage when kept in sacks or bins, from the want of being sufficiently aired.
The clean sand is chuted from these bins directly into cars or wagons.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
Ragingly he spluttered and gulped, and then kicked the bins with all his might.The Dragon of Wantley
With the three hovering over them they searched in corners, under stairs, in bins.Smugglers' Reef
In modern plants, all the bins and elevators are constructed of metal.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
- Northern English dialect a pair of glasses
- 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.