What does basin mean?

Definitions for basin
ˈbeɪ sənbasin

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.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious 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

How to pronounce basin?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say basin in sign language?

  1. basin

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. Colin Davies:

    We think the number of completions in the basin does need to come down.

  2. Saul Kavonic:

    This scenario would be the lowest cost viable supply in the Pacific Basin.

  3. Will Riley:

    These were two basin players consolidating their acreage, creating cost synergies by doing so.

  4. Cynthia Walker:

    We touch anywhere between 20 and 25 percent of every barrel that's produced in the Permian basin.

  5. Brian Hurley:

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

Images & Illustrations of basin

  1. basinbasinbasinbasinbasin

Popularity rank by frequency of use

basin#1#5943#10000

Translations for basin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for basin »

Translation

Find a translation for the basin definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these basin definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"basin." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 24 Jun 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/basin>.

Are we missing a good definition for basin? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for basin:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.