Meaning of BIN in English
I. bin 1 S2 /bɪn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: binn ]
1 . British English a container for putting waste in ⇨ trash can , waste paper basket :
Throw it in the bin.
⇨ ↑ dustbin , ↑ litter bin
2 . a large container for storing things, such as goods in a shop or substances in a factory
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■ types of bin
▪ a rubbish/waste bin
The rubbish bin is full.
▪ a litter bin (=a bin in a public place)
Please put all your rubbish in the litter bin.
▪ a wastepaper bin (=for paper you throw away)
I threw the letter straight in the wastepaper bin.
▪ a pedal bin (=that you open by pressing a lever with your foot)
There is a pedal bin in the bathroom.
▪ a wheelie bin (=a big bin on wheels kept outside a house)
They come to empty the wheelie bins on Friday.
▪ a recycling bin (=for rubbish that you can recycle)
Those plastic cartons can go in the recycling bin.
▪ put/throw something in the bin ( also chuck something in the bin informal )
Shall I put this old bread in the bin?
■ bin + NOUN
▪ a bin bag/liner (=that you use inside a bin to keep it clean)
We need some more bin liners for the kitchen bin.
▪ the bin men (=the people who take your rubbish away)
Which day do the bin men come?
II. bin 2 BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle binned , present participle binning ) [transitive]
British English informal to throw something away:
Just bin that letter.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012