bin

noun
\ ˈbin How to pronounce bin (audio) \
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

The grants have funded materials such as bins or trailers used at drop-off sites, or larger equipment to sort and bale recyclables at the sorting facilities. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al.com, "Alabama hits recycling milestone, keeping quarter of all trash from landfills," 16 June 2019 Sarah Glor, 37, of Upper Fells Point picked up some storage bins. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "Target cash registers fail nationwide, including in Baltimore — where some shoppers shrug," 15 June 2019 Officers pointed flashlights at the back of houses and fences inside the alley, at one point huddling near recycling bins to look at the ground nearby. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, "Simeon freshman, 15, killed in West Englewood shooting: ‘He was a baby, and they took him’," 15 June 2019 Reily Township brought the key materials for rescue: panels to create a tube inside the bin. Washington Post, "‘Like quicksand’: Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment," 15 June 2019 Butterfield’s friend Charlie Groh died in a corn bin in 2013 in a neighboring township. Mitch Stacy, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Like quicksand’: Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment," 15 June 2019 Stay buckled up, even when the seatbelt light is off, Poole adds, since even a loosely fastened belt will keep you from hitting your head on the overhead bins. Michelle Z. Donahue, National Geographic, "What is turbulence—and how can you calm down about it?," 12 June 2019 Bad recycling habits have consequences: Trash thrown into blue bins can soil and contaminate entire truckloads of otherwise reusable material. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "Six items that people try to recycle, but shouldn’t," 12 June 2019 Investigators who later searched the bins uncovered clothing and sponges stained with the missing woman's blood, according to the warrants. Erin Donaghue, CBS News, "Husband's DNA found mixed with missing Connecticut mom's blood on faucet, prosecutor says," 11 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Shoppers who want to participate must arrive by 9:45 a.m. to sign up for a temporary bidder number, and can then view the clothing bins up for auction at 10 a.m. The auction beings at 10:30 a.m. Bins will sell to the highest bidder. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Local ‘royalty’ attends Honorary Mayor Scholarship Fundraiser," 3 June 2019 Some new planes, like Delta’s Airbus A220-100s which are slated to start flying next year, have enough bin space for everyone to bring a carry-on. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Airlines’ Boarding Changes Reward Higher-Paying Travelers," 21 Dec. 2018 No airplane has overhead bin space for each person to carry on a bag, Kress tells me. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Why airlines make you check your carry-on bags," 20 Dec. 2018 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

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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
chiefly British : a can for trash or garbage

bin

verb

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

British, informal : to put (something) in the trash

bin

noun
\ ˈbin How to pronounce bin (audio) \

Kids Definition of bin

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

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