a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids
"she mixed the dough in a large basin"
the quantity that a basin will hold
"a basinful of water"
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"
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"
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"
A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.
Origin: From basin, from bacin, from baccinum, from bacca, from (compare baich, bac).
a hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses
the quantity contained in a basin
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
a hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay
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
the entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake
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
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
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.
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.Submitted by MaryC on December 18, 2016
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'basin' in Nouns Frequency: #2316
The numerical value of basin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of basin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of basin in a Sentence
We think the number of completions in the basin does need to come down.
This scenario would be the lowest cost viable supply in the Pacific Basin.
These were two basin players consolidating their acreage, creating cost synergies by doing so.
We touch anywhere between 20 and 25 percent of every barrel that's produced in the Permian basin.
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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Translations for basin
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- умивалник, басейнBulgarian
- basin, diazadBreton
- conca, picaCatalan, Valencian
- umyvadlo, povodíCzech
- Becken, WaschbeckenGerman
- νιπτήρας, λεκάνη απορροήςGreek
- pileta, lavamanos, cuencaSpanish
- valgla, valgalaEstonian
- لگن, تشتPersian
- amme, pesuallas, syvänneFinnish
- cuvette, bassine, bassin, lavaboFrench
- amarScottish Gaelic
- basin, basenHaitian Creole
- bacino, conca, lavandino, lavaboItalian
- 入り江, たらい, 盆地, 流域Japanese
- бассейн, миска, табак, дагара, резервуар, котловина, тепши, кудукча, кудук, раковина, таз, көлмө, кювета, илеген, ванна, чылапчынKyrgyz
- peihana, riuMāori
- мијалник, лавабо, сливMacedonian
- besen, lembanganMalay
- stroomgebied, bekken, bassinDutch
- innsjø, basseng, servant, vaskekum, balje, vannNorwegian
- umywalka, basenPolish
- bacia, piaPortuguese
- водоём, таз, умывальник, резервуар, бассейн, котлованRussian
- tvättfat, handfatSwedish
- beseni, karaiSwahili
- havza, koyTurkish
- басейн, тазUkrainian
- cái chảoVietnamese
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