What does Basin mean?

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ˈbeɪ sənBasin

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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.

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

  2. basin(Noun)

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

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

  3. basin(Noun)

    A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.

    Etymology: 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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. basin

    A wet-dock provided with flood-gates for restraining the water, in which shipping may be kept afloat in all times of tide. Also, all those sheltered spaces of water which are nearly surrounded with slopes from which waters are received; these receptacles have a circular shape and narrow entrance. Geographically basins may be divided, as upper, lower, lacustrine, fluvial, Mediterranean, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. basin

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

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

    Submitted by MaryC on December 18, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of Basin in a Sentence

  1. David Robinson:

    When dust veils like this occur, they tend to put a lid on atmospheric convection over areas favorable for tropical storm development, add to this the impact of the El Nio, which favors stronger-than-average winds across the Atlantic basin-- which tend to shear apart any rising motion -- and you have a recipe for a below-average hurricane season.

  2. Finn Smith:

    I know people, my peers, that have been hit by immigration audits, and they were told, specifically, that the Permian Basin was targeted because of the vast amount of workers that were coming here.

  3. Marcus Hicks:

    The al Qaeda and ISIS inspired threats in Lake Chad Basin and here in the Sahel are very real and continue to grow in strength.

  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. Brian Hurley:

    All that snow is going to melt sooner rather than later, and it'll all flow into the Missouri River basin.

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