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Meaning & Definition of Basin in English

English

Basin

/besən/

noun

1. A bowl-shaped vessel

  • Usually used for holding food or liquids
  • "She mixed the dough in a large basin"
    synonym:
  • basin

2. The quantity that a basin will hold

  • "A basinful of water"
    synonym:
  • basin
  • ,
  • basinful

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • basin

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • river basin
  • ,
  • basin
  • ,
  • watershed
  • ,
  • drainage basin
  • ,
  • catchment area
  • ,
  • catchment basin
  • ,
  • drainage area

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • washbasin
  • ,
  • basin
  • ,
  • washbowl
  • ,
  • washstand
  • ,
  • lavatory