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bin

noun \ ˈbin \
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of bin

Middle English binn, from Old English

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bin

verb
binned; binning
: to put into a bin

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First Known Use of bin

1839

in the meaning defined above

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bin-

prefix
: 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 English Language Learners

bin

  • : a box that is used for storing things

  • : a can for trash or garbage


bin

  • : to put (something) in the trash


BIN Defined for Kids

bin

noun \ ˈbin \
: a box or enclosed place used for storage
  • a laundry bin


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