Meaning of BIN in English


/ bɪn; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun


( 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

■ verb

( -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.