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Variant of bi-1.
a variant, esp before a vowel, of bi-1: binocular.
n., v. binned, bin•ning. n.
1. a box or enclosed place for storing grain, coal, or the like.v.t.
2. to store in a bin.
[before 950; Middle English binne, Old English binn(e) crib, perhaps < Celtic; compare Welsh benn cart]
a combining form meaning “two,” “two at a time”: binocular. Compare bi- 1.
[comb. form of Latin bīnī two each, by twos]