basin (Meaning)

Wordnet

basin (n)

a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids

the quantity that a basin will hold

a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it

the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet

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

Webster

basin (n.)

A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.

The quantity contained in a basin.

A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.

A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.

A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.

The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake.

An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; -- especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.

basin Sentence Examples

  1. The river basin teems with life, from tiny microorganisms to the majestic eagle.
  2. The basin of the sink was overflowing with dirty dishes.
  3. Archaeologists discovered a stone basin used for grinding grain in the ancient settlement.
  4. The barren basin of the desert was a stark and unforgiving landscape.
  5. The surgeon cleansed the surgical basin thoroughly before performing the operation.
  6. The sedimentary basin contained layers of rock that recorded millions of years of Earth's history.
  7. The lavabo basin in the church was used for ritual handwashing.
  8. The large basin in the kitchen was perfect for soaking dishes.
  9. The Mediterranean Sea is located in a deep basin surrounded by mountains.
  10. The hydrographic basin encompassed all the land area that drained into a particular river system.

FAQs About the word basin

a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids, the quantity that a basin will hold, a natural depression in the surface of the land often with

basket, bucket, bottle,bowl, tub, kettle, pot, jug, vat,container

tumor, mound, swelling, rise, rise, hill, mound,hill, tumor, swelling

The river basin teems with life, from tiny microorganisms to the majestic eagle.

The basin of the sink was overflowing with dirty dishes.

Archaeologists discovered a stone basin used for grinding grain in the ancient settlement.

The barren basin of the desert was a stark and unforgiving landscape.