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EnglishEdit

 
A rubbish bin.

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From 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)).

NounEdit

bin (plural bins)

  1. A box, frame, crib, or enclosed place, used as a storage container.
    a corn bin;   a wine bin;   a coal bin
  2. A container for rubbish or waste.
    a rubbish bin;   a wastepaper bin;   an ashes bin
    • 2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.
  3. (statistics) Any of the discrete intervals in a histogram, etc.
SynonymsEdit
TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

bin (third-person singular simple present bins, present participle binning, simple past and past participle binned)

  1. (chiefly Britain, informal) To dispose of (something) by putting it into a bin, or as if putting it into a bin.
    • 2008, Tom Holt, Falling Sideways, Orbit books, ISBN 1-84149-110-1, p. 28:
      He put the bank statement in the shoebox marked "Bank Statements" and binned the rest.
  2. (Britain, informal) To throw away, reject, give up.
    • 2002, Christopher Harvie, Scotland: A Short History, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-210054-8, p. 59:
      This splendid eloquence was promptly binned by the pope, []
    • 2005, Ian Oliver, War and peace in the Balkans: the diplomacy of conflict in the former Yugoslavia, I.B. Tauris, ISBN 1-850438-89-7, p. 238:
      The CC [Co-ordinating Centre] had long since binned the idea of catching the regular shuttle service, []
  3. (statistics) To convert continuous data into discrete groups.
  4. (transitive) To place into a bin for storage.
    to bin wine
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Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic بِن (bin, son).

NounEdit

bin

  1. (in Arabic names) son of; equivalent to Hebrew בן (ben).

Etymology 3Edit

Contraction of being

ContractionEdit

bin

  1. (text messaging) Contraction of being

Etymology 4Edit

Contraction of been

VerbEdit

bin

  1. (obsolete, dialectal and text messaging) Alternative form of been
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Many of the lupus piscis I have seen, and have bin informed by the king's fishmonger they are taken on our coast []

Etymology 5Edit

Short for binary.

NounEdit

bin (uncountable)

  1. (computing, informal) A short form of binary

AnagramsEdit


BiakEdit

NounEdit

bin

  1. woman
    • [1]: FAFYAR BEKUR KORBEN MA BIN YOMGA : "THE STORY ABOUT DRAGON AND THE YOMGA WOMAN"
      Korben ine fyair bin berande ido bebaraprapen ro yaf narewara bo bebur mumra si. : This dragon usually watched the women who usually went landward and roasted (food) along the gardens and went home seaward.

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bene. Compare Romanian bine, Italian bene, Spanish bien, French bien.

AdverbEdit

bin

  1. well

NounEdit

bin

  1. good

EgyptianEdit

FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

bin

  1. Alternative spelling of bien

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German, from Old High German bim (am), from Proto-Germanic *beuną (to be), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to be, become, appear). Cognate with Dutch ben (am), Old English bēom (am). More at be.

German bin and Dutch ben have two sources:

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bin

  1. First-person singular present of sein.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “bin”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic بِن (bin, son).

NounEdit

bin

  1. son (of)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

bin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of びん

LojbanEdit

PronunciationEdit

RafsiEdit

bin (or alternate rafsi bi'i )

  1. rafsi of jbini (between).

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bin

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bīn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of bǐn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bìn.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian binda, which derives from Proto-Germanic *bindaną.

VerbEdit

bin

  1. (Heligoland) to bind

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic بِن (bin, son).

NounEdit

bin (needs class)

  1. son

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bin

  1. indefinite plural of bi

Tok PisinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English been.

ParticleEdit

bin

  1. Marks the simple past tense.
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:2 (translation here):
      Tasol graun i no bin i stap olsem yumi save lukim nau.
See alsoEdit

Tok Pisin tense markers:

Etymology 2Edit

From English bean.

NounEdit

bin

  1. bean, beans

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Turkic biŋ, from Proto-Turkic *bɨŋ (thousand).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bin (definite accusative bini, plural binler)

  1. (cardinal) thousand

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

bin

  1. second-person singular imperative of binmek