Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A container or enclosed space for storage.
  • transitive verb To place or store in a bin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To put into or store in a bin: as, to bin liquor.
  • noun A box or inclosed place used as a repository for any commodity: as, a corn-bin; a coal-bin.
  • noun One of the open subdivisions of a cellar for the reception of wine-bottles.
  • noun Also spelled binn.
  • noun A heap or pile.
  • A shortened form of been, past participle, and obsolete infinitive and present indicative plural, of be. Bin is the ordinary pronunciation in the United States of the past participle been.
  • Within; inside.
  • Of place, within; inside of; in.
  • Of time, within; during.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A box, frame, crib, or inclosed place, used as a receptacle for any commodity.
  • transitive verb To put into a bin.
  • obsolete An old form of be and been.

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  • noun son of; equivalent to Hebrew בן (ben).
  • phrase text messaging Contraction of being
  • verb Alternative form of been.
  • noun computing, informal A short form of binary
  • noun A container used for storage.
  • noun A container for rubbish or waste.
  • verb chiefly UK, informal To dispose of (something) by putting it into a bin, or as if putting it into a bin.
  • verb UK, informal To throw away, reject, give up.
  • verb statistics To convert continuous data into discrete groups.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quantity contained in a bin
  • noun an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations; the first part shows the location and the second identifies the bank itself
  • verb store in bins
  • noun a container; usually has a lid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English binne, from Old English, probably of Celtic origin.]

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From Arabic بن (ben, bin).

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Contraction of being

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Contraction of been

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Short for binary.

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Old English binne 'crib', from West Germanic, from Gaulish benna 'four-wheeled cart; caisson' (compare Old Irish buinne, Welsh benn 'cart', Old Breton benn 'caisson').

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  • British for trash can

    June 23, 2007