verb (used with object), binned, bin·ning.
Origin of bin
Examples from the Web for bins
Eventually Jason shows off bins of dozens upon dozens of mice and rats.The Weird Underground World of Urban Animal Husbandry|Dale Eisinger|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A sign above the bins reads: “Please donate food items here, so Associates in Need can enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.”
Nafis is said to have loaded the emptied fertilizer bags along with the bins into a van.
“Neighbors caught people going through our bins, their bins,” he said.
It is first screened in order to separate all foreign matter from it, and then stored in bins.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The sand and stone were dumped directly into the bins from the cars on the trestle which ran from the wharf to the shaft.
Ragingly he spluttered and gulped, and then kicked the bins with all his might.The Dragon of Wantley|Owen Wister
These bins fed to the measuring hopper of a Smith mixer, which discharged into the derrick bucket.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
The cellar was large, and seemed to have various rooms and bins, and some locked cupboards.The Vanishing of Betty Varian|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for bins (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for bins (2 of 2)
- a storage place for bottled wine
- one particular bottling of wine
verb bins, binning or binned
Word Origin for bin
Word Origin and History for bins
"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.