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See also bīn, bǐn, bìn, and biñ

English

A rubbish bin.

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English binne (crib), from Gaulish, from Celtic *benna. Compare Italian benna (dung cart), French benne, Dutch benne (basket).

Noun

Singular
bin

Plural
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bin ({{{1}}})
  1. A container used for storage.
  2. A container for rubbish or waste.
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Verb

Infinitive
to bin

Third person singular
bin

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to bin (third-person singular simple present bin, present participle n, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (informal) To dispose of (something) by putting it into a bin, or as if putting it into a bin.
  2. (statistics) To convert continuous data into discrete groups.
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Etymology 2

From Arabic بن (ben, bin).

Noun

bin

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

Etymology 3

Contraction of being

Contraction

bin

  1. (text messaging) Contraction of being

Etymology 4

Contraction of been

Verb

bin

  1. (dialectal and Template loop detected: Template:context 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

  1. am (first-person singular present tense of sein)

Indonesian

Etymology

From Arabic

Noun

bin

  1. son (of)

Japanese

Noun

bin (hiragana びん)

  1. : bottle
  2. 便: flight
  3. : poverty

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 Arabic بن (ben, bin, son).

Noun

bin

  1. son

Swedish

Noun

bin

  1. Indefinite plural of bi.

Turkish

Noun

bin

  1. thousand

Verb

bin (imperative)

  1. mount (imperative form of binmek)

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