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ba·sin

 (bā′sĭn)
n.
1.
a. An open, shallow, usually round container used especially for holding liquids.
b. The amount that such a vessel can hold.
2. A washbowl; a sink.
3.
a. A body of water that is connected to the sea and is partially or almost completely enclosed by land.
b. A small body of water that is artificially enclosed.
4. See watershed.
5. Geology
a. A broad tract of land in which the rock strata are tilted toward a common center.
b. A large, bowl-shaped depression in the surface of the land or ocean floor.

[Middle English, from Old French bacin, from Vulgar Latin *baccīnum, from *baccus, container, of Celtic origin.]

ba′sin·al adj.
ba′sined (-sĭnd) adj.

basin

(ˈbeɪsən)
n
1. a round container open and wide at the top with sides sloping inwards towards the bottom or base, esp one in which liquids are mixed or stored
2. Also called: basinful the amount a basin will hold
3. a washbasin or sink
4. (Nautical Terms) any partially enclosed or sheltered area where vessels may be moored or docked
5. (Physical Geography) the catchment area of a particular river and its tributaries or of a lake or sea
6. (Physical Geography) a depression in the earth's surface
7. (Geological Science) geology a part of the earth's surface consisting of rock strata that slope down to a common centre
[C13: from Old French bacin, from Late Latin bacchīnon, from Vulgar Latin bacca (unattested) container for water; related to Latin bāca berry]

ba•sin

(ˈbeɪ sən)

n.
1. a circular container with a greater width than depth, used chiefly to hold water for washing.
2. the quantity held by such a container.
3. a natural or artificial hollow place containing water.
4. a partially enclosed, sheltered area along a shore where boats may be moored: a yacht basin.
5.
a. a hollow or depression in the earth's surface.
b. an area in which rock strata dip inward toward a common center; a circular or elliptical syncline.
[1175–1225; Middle English bacin < Old French < Late Latin bac(c)īnum, derivative of bacc(a) water vessel]
ba′sin•al, adj.
ba′sined, adj.
ba′sin•like`, adj.

ba·sin

(bā′sĭn)
1. An enclosed area filled with water.
2. A region drained by a river and the streams that flow into it.
3. A low-lying area on the Earth's surface in which thick layers of sediment have accumulated. Some basins are bowl-shaped, and others are shaped like long valleys that have been filled in. Basins are important because they are often a source of valuable oil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basin - a bowl-shaped vesselbasin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
aspersorium - the basin or other vessel that holds holy water in Roman Catholic Churches
baptismal font, baptistery, baptistry, font - bowl for baptismal water
bidet - a basin for washing genitals and anal area
birdbath - an ornamental basin (usually in a garden) for birds to bathe in
emesis basin - a basin used by bedridden patients for vomiting
laver - (Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions
stoop, stoup - basin for holy water
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
handbasin, lavabo, wash-hand basin, washbasin, washbowl - a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)
2.basin - the quantity that a basin will holdbasin - the quantity that a basin will hold; "a basinful of water"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
3.basin - 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"
cirque, corrie, cwm - a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
saltpan - a shallow basin in a desert region; contains salt and gypsum that was deposited by an evaporated salt lake
tidal basin - a basin that is full of water at high tide
4.basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributariesbasin - 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"
detention basin - a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
retention basin - a storage site similar to a detention basin but the water in storage is permanently obstructed from flowing downstream
5.basin - a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipebasin - 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"
sink - plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

basin

noun
1. bowl, dish, vessel, container, receptacle a pudding basin
2. washbasin, sink a cast-iron bath with a matching basin and WC
3. valley, hollow, gorge, ravine the Amazon basin
4. bed, depression, trough, concavity countries around the Pacific Basin

basin

noun
1. The region drained by a river system:
2. An area sunk below its surroundings:
Translations
حَوْضحَوْضُ السُّفُنحَوْضُ النَّهْر أو البُحَيْرَهحَوْض، طسْتصَحْنٌ واسِعٌ
umyvadloumývadlovnitřní přístavmísamiska
bassinhåndvaskskålvaskbækken
allasammepesuallassyvänne
umivaonik
kikötõmedencemedence
hafnarkvíòvottaskál, vaskafat, vaskurskálvatnasvæîi
たらい入り江洗面器流域盆地
대야
baseinasdubenėlisdubuo
baseinsbļodalēzens traukslīcistrauks
povodievnútorný prístav
posodaumivalnik
tvättfat
อ่างน้ำ
leğenhavzakoybüyük kapgemi havuzu
chậu

basin

[ˈbeɪsn] N
1. (Culin) → bol m, cuenco m
2. (= washbasin) → palangana f; (in bathroom) → lavabo m; [of fountain] → taza f
3. (Geog) → cuenca f; [of port] → dársena f

basin

[ˈbeɪsən] n
(to hold water)cuvette f
[river] → bassin m
the Amazon basin → le bassin amazonien
(British) (= bowl) (small)bol m; (bigger)saladier m
(also washbasin) → lavabo m

basin

n
(= vessel)Schüssel f; (= wash basin)(Wasch)becken nt; (of fountain)Becken nt
(Geog) → Becken nt; (= harbour basin)Hafenbecken nt; (= yacht basin)Jachthafen m; (= hollow between mountains also)Kessel m

basin

[ˈbeɪsn] n (Brit) (for food) → terrina; (washbasin) → lavabo, lavandino (Geog) → bacino

basin

(ˈbeisn) noun
1. a bowl for washing oneself in. a wash-hand basin.
2. a wide, open dish for preparing food in. a pudding-basin.
3. the area drained by a river. the basin of the Nile.
4. the deep part of a harbour. There were four yachts anchored in the harbour basin.

basin

حَوْض umývadlo bassin Becken λεκάνη cuenco, taza allas bassine umivaonik vasca 洗面器 대야 kom vask miska bacia миска tvättfat อ่างน้ำ leğen chậu

ba·sin

1. n. vasija redonda tal como una palangana;
2. cavidad de la pelvis.

basin

n vasija, palangana; emesis — riñonera, recipiente m para vómito(s)
References in classic literature ?
A tall, broad-shouldered young fellow, with a cropped head, a felt basin of a hat, and a flyaway coat, came tramping down the road at a great pace, walked over the low fence without stopping to open the gate, straight up to Mrs.
In the late afternoon in the hot summers when the road and the fields are covered with dust, a smoky haze lies over the great flat basin of land.
She bathed her face, her neck and arms in the basin that stood between the windows.
See," he said, pointing through the trees toward a spot where a little basin of water reflected the stars from its placid bosom, "here is the 'bloody pond'; and I am on ground that I have not only often traveled, but over which I have fou't the enemy, from the rising to the setting sun.
It stood on the shore, looking across a basin of the sea at the forest-covered hills, towards the west.
For even when tranquilly swimming through the mid-day sea in a calm, with his elevated hump sun-dried as a dromedary's in the desert; even then, the whale always carries a small basin of water on his head, as under a blazing sun you will sometimes see a cavity in a rock filled up with rain.
One cold windy day Dolly had brought Jerry a basin of something hot, and was standing by him while he ate it.
But later on, what with sickness and cold and hunger and discouragement, and the filthiness of his work, and the vermin in his home, he had given up washing in winter, and in summer only as much of him as would go into a basin.
In the middle of the court, a fountain threw high its silvery water, falling in a never-ceasing spray into a marble basin, fringed with a deep border of fragrant violets.
The length of this glacier exceeded EIGHTY MILES, and it drained a basin twenty-five to thirty-five miles across, bounded by the highest mountains in the Alps.
Mary gave him a tin basin of water and a piece of soap, and he went outside the door and set the basin on a little bench there; then he dipped the soap in the water and laid it down; turned up his sleeves; poured out the water on the ground, gently, and then entered the kitchen and began to wipe his face diligently on the towel behind the door.
Rebecca kept leaving her post at the sink to bend anxiously over the basin and watch her progress, while uncle Jerry offered advice from time to time.