bin

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See also: bīn, bǐn, bìn, and biñ

English[edit]

A rubbish bin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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)).

Noun[edit]

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”, 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.
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (chiefly UK, 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. (UK, 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 terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic بن (ben, bin).

Noun[edit]

bin

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of being

Contraction[edit]

bin

  1. (text messaging) Contraction of being

Etymology 4[edit]

Contraction of been

Verb[edit]

bin

  1. (dialectal and text messaging) Alternative form of been

Etymology 5[edit]

Short for binary.

Noun[edit]

bin (uncountable)

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

Anagrams[edit]


Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

bin

  1. well

Noun[edit]

bin

  1. good

Egyptian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bin

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of bjn.

French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bin

  1. (Quebec, Acadian) Alternative spelling of bien

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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:

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bin

  1. First-person singular present of sein.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “bin” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic بن (ben, bin, son).

Noun[edit]

bin

  1. son (of)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bin

  1. rōmaji reading of びん

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bin

  1. rafsi of jbini.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bin

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic بن (ben, bin, son).

Noun[edit]

bin (needs class)

  1. son

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bin

  1. indefinite plural of bi

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English been.

Particle[edit]

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 also[edit]

Tok Pisin tense markers:

Etymology 2[edit]

From English bean.

Noun[edit]

bin

  1. bean, beans

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bin (definite accusative bini, plural binler)

  1. (cardinal) thousand

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

bin

  1. Second-person imperative of binmek.