What does Basin mean?

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ˈbeɪ sənBasin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basinnoun

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

    "she mixed the dough in a large basin"

  2. basin, basinfulnoun

    the quantity that a basin will hold

    "a basinful of water"

  3. basinnoun

    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 areanoun

    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, lavatorynoun

    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"


  1. basinnoun

    A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.

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

  2. basinnoun

    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. basinnoun

    A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Basinnoun

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

  2. Basinnoun

    the quantity contained in a basin

  3. Basinnoun

    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. Basinnoun

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

  5. Basinnoun

    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. Basinnoun

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

  7. Basinnoun

    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

Anagrams for Basin »

  1. sabin, Sabin

  2. Sabin

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  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. Marcie McCartney:

    Everybody around and in that basin is doing all they can to use water as wisely as possible, we're seeing a lot of( water) saving this year, which is awesome, but Great Salt Lake is definitely suffering, and the only way we're going to get those lake levels up higher is a better water year for our snow pack.

  2. Brian Hurley:

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

  3. 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?

  4. Tyson Slocum:

    This is significant, as 42 percent of the coal produced in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin was sold through such captive transactions, depriving taxpayers, local schools and other beneficiaries of royalties.

  5. John Roskelley:

    Its in an area above a basin, there must have been a lot of snow that came down and got them off the face.

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