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.

■ verbs

▪ 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.

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