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bin

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noun \ˈbin\

Simple Definition of bin

  • : a box that is used for storing things

  • : a can for trash or garbage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bin

  1. :  a box, frame, crib, or enclosed place used for storage

Examples of bin in a sentence

  1. Put the old newspapers in the recycling bin.

  2. <a storage bin for hats and gloves>



Origin and Etymology of bin

Middle English binn, from Old English


First Known Use: before 12th century


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bin

verb

Simple Definition of bin

  • : to put (something) in the trash

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bin

binned

binning

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put into a bin

1841

First Known Use of bin

1841


bin-

prefix

Definition of bin-

  1. :  1bi- <binaural>



Origin and Etymology of bin-

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin bini two by two; akin to Old English twinn twofold — more at twin



BIN Defined for Kids

bin

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noun \ˈbin\

Definition of bin for Students

  1. :  a box or enclosed place used for storage <a laundry bin>





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