a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.
verb (used with object), binned, binning.
to store in a bin.

before 950; Middle English binne, Old English binn(e) crib, perhaps < Celtic; compare Welsh benn cart

unbinned, adjective

bean, been, Ben, bin.
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bin (bɪn)
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.  dustbin, Also called: rubbish bin a container for litter, rubbish, etc
4.  (Brit)
 a.  a storage place for bottled wine
 b.  one particular bottling of wine
vb , bins, binning, binned
5.  (tr) to store in a bin
6.  (tr) to put in a wastepaper bin
[Old English binne basket, probably of Celtic origin; related to bindan to bind]

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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- pref.
Variant of bi-1.

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