bin

noun
\ˈbin \
plural bins

Definition of bin 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

2 chiefly British : a can for trash or garbage : dustbin The woman retreated to a desk, dropping the leaflets in the bin as though she couldn't bear to hold them anymore.— Denise Mina

bin

verb
binned; binning

Definition of bin (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to put into a bin

bin-

prefix

Definition of bin- (Entry 3 of 3)

: bi- entry 1 binaural

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Synonyms for bin

Synonyms: Noun

box, caddy, case, casket, chest, locker, trunk

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Examples of bin in a Sentence

Noun

Put the old newspapers in the recycling bin. a storage bin for hats and gloves

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

As recently as March of this year, members of bin Salman’s entourage stayed at the Trump International Hotel in New York, according to Business Insider. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Has Disappeared at a Saudi Consulate in Istanbul," 18 Oct. 2018 The A330neo jet has bigger overhead bins and multi-colored LED lighting, and burns 25 percent less fuel than similar previous models. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "New Airbus A330neo jet stops in Atlanta," 6 July 2018 For instance, passengers must place all personal electronic devices larger than a cellphone, such as e-readers and tablets, into a bin and remove dense food items that clutter bag interiors. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "New TSA rule affects quantity of powders allowed in carry-on bags," 29 June 2018 First, a French bulldog died on a Houston-to-New York flight after a United flight attendant told its owners to put the dog, in its carrier, in an overhead bin. Amir Vera, CNN, "Dog dies during Delta Air Lines layover in Michigan," 2 June 2018 Following the death of the French bulldog, United Airlines issued a statement saying the flight attendant who ordered the dog carrier into the overhead bin didn't know a dog was inside but that contention has been disputed by the dog's owners. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Airline group offers program to standardize animal transportation in wake of dog death," 7 Apr. 2018 In addition to mulch and groundcovers, which prevent evaporation and erosion, Shatynski practices vermicomposting, placing fruit and vegetable scraps and paper towels in red wiggler worm bins in her garage. Dawn Standke, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tally up your garden’s earth friendliness," 12 July 2018 There are lots of storage bins, trays and cupholders in all three rows to help keep gadgets plugged in and organized. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Toyota Sienna gets some upgrades for 2018, including new front end," 7 July 2018 Now, only plastics with Codes 1-3 are allowed in the recycling bin, said Erin Treadwell, Community Oureach and Media Manager for the Solid Waste and Recycling Division. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Do you take recycling seriously? Here's how Sacramento's waste rules are changing," 10 July 2018

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The likes of Milner and Henderson will most likely get binned off next season and replaced by Naby Keita, a player of immense ball-carrying skill with an urge to get into the box, and Fabinho, a talented passer not afraid to put his foot in. SI.com, "Liverpool's Transfer Activity This Year Hints Next Season Could Finally Be Their Season," 30 May 2018 Additional features of the community garden added in the second season included stand-up plot areas that are accessible for anyone, a garden shed and a compost bins area. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Broadview Heights Spotlights performs Southern family drama: Talk of the Towns," 13 Apr. 2018 Alternatively, staff could go from bin to bin ahead of the collection truck. Ed Fletcher, sacbee, "If there’s trash in your recycling bin, you may face fines as costs rise for contaminated loads | The Sacramento Bee," 12 Mar. 2018 On the one hand, there are people who don't like that the club are binning off the next potential big thing in the managerial game. SI.com, "FanView: Why Marco Silva's Sacking at Watford Really Shouldn't Come as a Surprise," 21 Jan. 2018 The concepts’ hood strakes, additional venting above the grille, and faux air cutouts below the taillights have been binned, while the pleasing full-width black panel on the tailgate appears to have been shortened, too. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "2019 Audi Q8 Flagship SUV Spotted Basically Undisguised," 11 Jan. 2018 In sun, those black worm bins heat up and cook the worms. Nan Sterman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Garden chores for August," 3 Aug. 2017 Usually wearing the shirt of a club not considered a direct rival wouldn't be too big of an issue, but given Costa is actively pushing to move back to Atletico after being binned by the Blues, the antics seem to show exactly where his thoughts lie. SI.com, "VIDEO: Diego Costa All But Ends His Chelsea Career in Controversial Instagram Live Post," 20 July 2017 The interior is funkier, too, binning the previous slablike dash for a more three-dimensional design bisected by a wavelike trim piece. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, "2018 Toyota Camry," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of bin

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bin

Noun

Middle English binn, from Old English

Prefix

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

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bin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a box that is used for storing things

: a can for trash or garbage

bin

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bin (Entry 2 of 2)

: to put (something) in the trash

bin

noun
\ˈbin \

Kids Definition of bin

: a box or enclosed place used for storage a laundry bin

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