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 package doesn’t ask consumers to compost but instead tells them to throw used wipes in the bin. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Compostables, Meant to Cut Plastic Waste, Are Stumbling," 22 Jan. 2019 Among those in [bin Salman’s] prisons for political speech are clerics, bloggers, journalists, and activists. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Has Disappeared at a Saudi Consulate in Istanbul," 18 Oct. 2018 And a dog died in the overhead bin on a United flight in March. CBS News, "Dog found dead in carrier during Delta Air Lines layover," 3 June 2018 The highest profile case involved a dog dying in the overhead bin on a United Airlines flight. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "8-year-old dog dies on Delta Air Lines layover from Phoenix to Newark," 2 June 2018 Getting a bigger helicopter on the rover would be like trying to fit an overstuffed rolling suitcase in the overhead bin on your last cross-country flight. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of NASA's New Mars Helicopter," 16 May 2018 ABC News reported that the dog remained in the bin for the three-hour flight and wasn’t given any water. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Puppy was put into overhead bin on United Airlines flight — and suffocated, report confirms | Miami Herald," 2 May 2018 In March the company was forced to temporarily suspend reservations for pets after several were put on incorrect flights and one died after the owner was told to stow it in the overhead bin. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "United Airlines CEO Deferred His Bonus to Show “Accountability and Integrity.” But He Still Made $10M," 24 Apr. 2018 Additionally, there are plenty of clever tools that'll bring order to pots and pans, cleaning supplies, garbage and recycling bins, and more. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Just Right," 11 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 In sun, those black worm bins heat up and cook the worms. Nan Sterman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Garden chores for August," 3 Aug. 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
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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