From Middle English binne, from Old English binne (“crib, manger”), from West Germanic, from Gaulish benna (“four-wheeled cart; caisson”) (compare Old Irish buinne, Welsh benn (“cart”), Old Breton benn (“caisson”)).
bin (plural bins)
- A box, frame, crib, or enclosed place, used as a storage container.
- A container for rubbish or waste.
- (statistics) Any of the discrete intervals in a histogram, etc
bin (third-person singular simple present bins, present participle binning, simple past and past participle binned)
- (chiefly Britain, informal) To dispose of (something) by putting it into a bin, or as if putting it into a bin.
- (Britain, informal) To throw away, reject, give up.
- (statistics) To convert continuous data into discrete groups.
- (transitive) To place into a bin for storage.
From Arabic بِن (bin, “son”).
- (in Arabic names) son of; equivalent to Hebrew בן (ben).
Contraction of being
- (text messaging) Contraction of being.
Contraction of been
- (obsolete, dialectal and text messaging) Alternative form of been
Clipping of binary.
- (computing, informal) Clipping of binary.