3. Compartiment. Coffre de banque.
4. (Au figuré) Poitrine.
5. (Au figuré) Souffle.
6. (Au figuré) Audace. Il a du coffre.
ETYM Old Eng. binne, AS. binn manager, crib; perh. akin to Dutch ben, benne, basket, and to Latin benna a kind of carriage (a Gallic word), W. benn, men, wain, cart.
1. A container; usually has a lid.
2. The quantity contained in a bin; SYN. binful.
Box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy.
ETYM Old Fren. cofre, French coffre, Latin cophinus basket, from Greek. Related to Coffin.
1. A chest especially for storing valuables.
2. An ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome; SYN. caisson, lacuna.
ETYM Old Eng. hucche, huche, hoche, French huche, Late Lat. hutica.
A cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals.
1. A ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests.
2. Where valuables can be kept safe.
ETYM French tronc, Latin truncus, from truncus maimed, mutilated.
1. A large strong case used when traveling or for storage.
2. The main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber; SYN. tree trunk, bole.