Meaning of “bin” in the English Dictionary

"bin" in British English

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binnoun [ C ]

uk /bɪn/ us /bɪn/

bin noun [ C ] (WASTE)

B1 a container for waste:

a litter bin
a rubbish bin
Do you want this or shall I throw it in the bin?
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  • She emptied the ashtray into the pedal bin.
  • Put the empty box in the rubbish bin.
  • If any of the letters aren't interesting just sling them in the bin.
  • He glanced at the letter and then tossed it into the bin.
  • We put our wheelie bin out to be emptied every Thursday morning.

binverb [ T ]

uk /bɪn/ us /bɪn/ -nn- UK

(Definition of “bin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bin" in American English

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binnoun [ C ]

us /bɪn/

Br A bin is also a trash can.

(Definition of “bin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"BIN" in Business English

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BINnoun [ C ]

uk /bɪn/ us BANKING

(Definition of “BIN” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)