Definitions of basin:
  • noun:   a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids
    Example: "She mixed the dough in a large basin"
  • noun:   a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it
    Example: "The basin of the Great Salt Lake"
  • noun:   the quantity that a basin will hold
    Example: "A basinful of water"
  • noun:   a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face
    Example: "He ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
  • noun:   the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
    Example: "Flood control in the Missouri basin"

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