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"


  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


  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. Saul Kavonic:

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

  2. Will Riley:

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

  3. David Hewitt:

    From having been an import basin, Asia will next year be going to have excess supplies and worse so in 2017.

  4. Dave Blackwood:

    Nothing less than radical change will prevent the premature demise of the basin, let alone maximise economic recovery.

  5. Nichole Andler:

    The rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, was found leaning against a tree in Great Basin National Park.

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