What does basin mean?

Definitions for basinˈbeɪ sən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word basin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. basin(noun)

    a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids

    "she mixed the dough in a large basin"

  2. basin, basinful(noun)

    the quantity that a basin will hold

    "a basinful of water"

  3. basin(noun)

    a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it

    "the basin of the Great Salt Lake"

  4. river basin, basin, watershed, drainage basin, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area(noun)

    the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet

    "flood control in the Missouri basin"

  5. washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory(noun)

    a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

    "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"

Wiktionary

  1. basin(Noun)

    A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.

  2. basin(Noun)

    An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.

  3. basin(Noun)

    A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.

  4. Origin: From basin, from bacin, from baccinum, from bacca, from (compare baich, bac).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Basin(noun)

    a hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses

  2. Basin(noun)

    the quantity contained in a basin

  3. Basin(noun)

    a hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc

  4. Basin(noun)

    a hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay

  5. Basin(noun)

    a circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river

  6. Basin(noun)

    the entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake

  7. Basin(noun)

    an isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; -- especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Basin

    bās′n, n. a wide open vessel or dish: any hollow place containing water, as a dock: the area drained by a river and its tributaries. [O. Fr. bacin—Low L. bachinus, perh. from the Celtic.]

Editors Contribution

  1. basin

    A type of vessel and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used for various purposes.

    Some people use a basin to wash dishes, some people call a sink a basin.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basin' in Nouns Frequency: #2316

Anagrams for basin »

  1. sabin, Sabin

  2. Sabin

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Moriarty:

    This unusual structure at the very center of the basin begs the question: What is this thing, and might it be related to the basin formation process?

  2. Joseph Bogaard:

    Fall Chinook returns are probably the brightest spot in the salmon story in the Columbia basin today, but we can't lose track of the fact that we have 13 stocks of fish in the basin listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

  3. Van Dam:

    Most notably, this record warmth is not contained to any specific part of the world. Meaning, we are all in this together, so far this year, record-breaking warmth has been observed in at least every continent and major ocean basin of our planet. This is something we cannot ignore.

  4. Chief Executive Scott Sheffield:

    I personally think (Texas) shale oil will out survive LNG projects around the world, it'll survive new exploration projects, and they'll survive essentially all other shale plays in the U.S. in the Midland Basin, the world needs the Permian Basin. And so eventually supply-demand's going to reset. And the longer it stays lower, oil prices are going to bounce back even quicker.

  5. Doug Kenney:

    Cortney Brand said. Denver Basin Water is exploring the feasibility of pumping water far under the city, into the massive Denver Basin aquifer system to keep it there until the next dry spell. As Denver Water Resource Engineer Bob Peters points out, in the already arid American West, Drought is always on the horizon. We only get 15 inches of rainfall a year here in Denver Basin, and most of Denver Water comes from the mountain snowpack. That mountain snowpack melts and runs downstream, supplying water for much of the nation including the parched Southwest. When the snowpack fails the effects reach far beyond the region according to Doug Kenney, Director of the Western Water Policy Center at University of Colorado Law School. The California drought has really illustrated to people why drought in the West is important. If you consume vegetables in winter, you're probably getting those from Southern California, so from farm products to general economic health, not only do these things resonate throughout the rest of the country but throughout the rest of the world. A secondary source of water comes from underground aquifers which nature filled over the course of millions of years, and which humans are draining at a massive rate. Even though the aquifer system under the city of Denver Basin covers an area the size of the Connecticut, Peters said, The Denver Basin ground water is non-renewable so if you pump that water it's gone. What we're talking about is taking our renewable water supplies and injecting them into the aquifer to keep the aquifer replenished. With core samples taken every 10 feet down, the bore holes being drilled beneath Denver Basin will provide geologic data about how well the various open bowls in the rock will hold water without losing any to seepage or cracks. Cities like Phoenix, Wichita and San Antonio are already banking water underground and because it doesn't have the same downsides as above-ground reservoirs the method will surely become more common. Reservoirs are really tough to build, politically and financially, Kenney said.

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