Meaning of BIN in English
/ bɪn; NAmE / noun , verb
( BrE ) a container that you put waste in :
a rubbish bin
—see also dustbin , waste bin
a large container, usually with a lid, for storing things in :
a bread bin
( -nn- ) [ vn ] ( BrE , informal ) to throw sth away :
Do you need to keep these letters or shall we bin them?
Old English bin(n ), binne , of Celtic origin; related to Welsh ben cart. The original meaning was container in a general sense; also specifically a container for animal food in a stable and container for grain, bread, or other foodstuffs . The sense container for rubbish dates from the mid 19th cent.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005