Noun Definition


1.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):lavatory, washbasin, washbowl, washstand

Category: Objects

2.Definition: a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids

"She mixed the dough in a large basin"

Category: Objects

3.Definition: 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"

Category: Objects

4.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed

Category: Places

5.Definition: the quantity that a basin will hold

"A basinful of water"

Related Noun(s):basinful

Category: General