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bin British & World English

A receptacle in which to deposit rubbish

bin- British & World English

Variant form of bi- before a vowel (as in binaural).

bin English Thesaurus

flour storage bins

bin bag British & World English

A large, strong plastic bag used as a container for household rubbish

bin-end British & World English

One of the last bottles from a bin of wine, usually sold at a reduced price

CGI bin British & World English

A server directory where CGI programs are stored

sin bin British & World English

(In sport) a box or bench to which offending players can be sent for a period as a penalty during a game, especially in ice hockey

bin liner British & World English

A plastic bag used for lining a rubbish bin

bread bin British & World English

A container for keeping bread in

dump bin British & World English

A promotional box in a shop for displaying books or other items

loony bin British & World English

A home or hospital for people with mental illnesses

pedal bin British & World English

A rubbish bin with a lid opened by means of a pedal

waste bin British & World English

A dustbin or rubbish bin

wool bin British & World English

A container into which a fleece is placed after it has been graded

compost bin British & World English

An outdoor container in which garden refuse and other organic waste is deposited in order to produce compost

wheelie bin British & World English

A large refuse bin set on wheels

bin Laden, Osama British & World English

(1957–2011), Islamic militant, born in Saudi Arabia. He was regarded as the founder of al-Qaeda and the mastermind behind the September 11 terrorist attacks. Following the attacks he went into hiding, but was tracked down and killed by US special forces in Pakistan

sin-bin in sin bin British & World English

Send (a player) to a sin bin as a penalty

swingbin British & World English

A rubbish bin with a lid that swings shut after being pushed open

wheely bin in wheelie bin British & World English

A large refuse bin set on wheels

Saddam bin Hussein at-Takriti in Hussein, Saddam British & World English

(1937–2006), Iraqi President, Prime Minister, and head of the armed forces 1979–2003; full name Saddam bin Hussein at-Takriti. During his presidency Iraq fought a war with Iran (1980-8) and invaded Kuwait (1990), from which Iraqi forces were expelled in the Gulf War of 1991. He also ordered punitive attacks on Kurdish rebels in the north of Iraq and on the Marsh Arabs in the south. He was overthrown in 2003 following the invasion and occupation of Iraq by US-led forces. He was later tried for crimes against humanity and executed