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[bin] /bɪn/
noun
1.
a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.
verb (used with object), binned, binning.
2.
to store in a bin.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English binne, Old English binn(e) crib, perhaps < Celtic; compare Welsh benn cart
Related forms
unbinned, adjective
Can be confused
bean, been, Ben, bin.

bin-

1.
a combining form meaning “two,” “two at a time,” used in the formation of compound words:
binary; binocular.
Compare bi-1 .
Origin
combining form of Latin bīnī two each, by twos
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  • Her only appearance in the second season is in the episode the unbreakable bin.
British Dictionary definitions for bin

bin

/bɪn/
noun
1.
a large container or enclosed space for storing something in bulk, such as coal, grain, or wool
2.
Also called bread bin. a small container for bread
3.
Also called dustbin, rubbish bin. a container for litter, rubbish, etc
4.
(Brit)
  1. a storage place for bottled wine
  2. one particular bottling of wine
verb bins, binning, binned
5.
(transitive) to store in a bin
6.
(transitive) to put in a wastepaper bin
Word Origin
Old English binne basket, probably of Celtic origin; related to bindan to bind

bin-

prefix
1.
a variant, esp before a vowel, of bi-1 binocular
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Word Origin and History for bin
bin
O.E. binne "basket, manger, crib," from Gaulish, from O.Celt. *benna, akin to Welsh benn "a cart," especially one with a woven wicker body. The same Celtic word seems to be preserved in It. benna "dung cart," Fr. benne "grape-gatherer's creel," Du. benne "large basket," from L.L. benna. Some linguists think there was a Germanic form parallel to the Celtic one.
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bin in Medicine

bin- pref.
Variant of bi-1.

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Related Abbreviations for bin

bin

binary
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