- a box or other receptacle, or an enclosed space, esp. for storing foods or other articles for a time
- Brit. a container for rubbish
Origin of binMiddle English ; from OE, manger, crib ; from Celt, as in Welsh benn, cart, origin, originally , cart with woven wicker body ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhendh-: see bind
- to put or store in a bin
- Brit. to discard in or as in a rubbish bin
transitive verbbinned, bin·ning, bins
Origin of binMiddle English binne, from Old English, from a West Germanic word meaning “wicker basket,” from Gaulish benna, two-wheeled wagon with a woven basket; akin to Welsh ben, cart; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present bins, present participle binning, simple past and past participle binned)
Old English binne 'crib', from West Germanic, from Gaulish benna 'four-wheeled cart; caisson' (compare Old Irish buinne, Welsh benn 'cart', Old Breton benn 'caisson').
- (in Arabic names) son of; equivalent to Hebrew בן (ben).
From Arabic بن (ben, bin).
- (text messaging) Contraction of being
Contraction of being
- (dialectal and text messaging) Alternative form of been.
Contraction of been
- (computing, informal) A short form of binary
Short for binary.