Basin Meaning

There are 5 meaning(s) for word Basin

Meaning 1 : a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

    Example : he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face

    Synonyms : lavatory,  washbasin,  washbowl,  washstand
Meaning 2 : the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet

    Example : flood control in the Missouri basin

    Synonyms : catchment area,  catchment basin,  drainage area,  drainage basin,  river basin,  watershed
Meaning 3 : the quantity that a basin will hold

    Example : a basinful of water

    Synonyms : basinful
Meaning 4 : a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids

    Example : she mixed the dough in a large basin

Meaning 5 : 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