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Dictionary Definition

bin

Noun

1 a container; usually has a lid
2 the quantity contained in a bin [syn: binful]
3 an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations; the first part shows the location and the second identifies the bank itself [syn: bank identification number, ABA transit number] v : store in bins [also: binning, binned]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /bɪn/, /bIn/
  • Homophones: been
    Rhymes with: -ɪn

Etymology 1

Noun

  1. A container used for storage.
  2. A container for rubbish or waste.
Synonyms
Translations
container used for storage
container for rubbish

Verb

  1. To dispose of (something) by putting it into a bin.
  2. To convert continuous data into discrete groups.
Translations
colloquial: dispose of in a bin

Etymology 2

From (ben, bin).

Noun

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

Etymology 3

Contraction of being

Contraction

bin
  1. Contraction of being

Etymology 4

Contraction of been

Verb

bin
  1. alternative form of been

Arabic

Particle

bin (بن)
  1. Alternate spelling for ibn, meaning "son of" when used in personal names.

German

Pronunciation

Verb form

bin

Indonesian

Etymology

From

Noun

bin
  1. son (of)

Japanese

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

bin
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, bīn, bǐn, or bìn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Swahili

Etymology

From (ben, bin, son).

Noun

bin

Swedish

Noun

bin
  1. Indefinite plural of bi.

Turkish

Noun

bin

Verb

bin (imperative)
  1. mount (imperative form of binmek)

Extensive Definition

Besides its ordinary meaning as a kind of container, especially a dustbin, Bin can also refer to:
BIN may refer to:
bin in German: Bin
bin in Esperanto: BIN
bin in French: BIN
bin in Italian: BIN
bin in Dutch: Bin
bin in Japanese: ビン (曖昧さ回避)
bin in Kölsch: BIN (Watt ėßß datt?)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bank, basement, bay, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellar, chest, closet, conservatory, crate, crib, cupboard, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump, exchequer, glory hole, godown, hold, hutch, library, locker, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, rack, repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, shelf, stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, supply base, supply depot, tank, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, vat, vault, warehouse, wine cellar
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