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basin

noun

1 basin

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

Roget 344: plain, table-land, face of the country; open country, champaign country; basin, downs, waste, weary waste, desert, wild, steppe, pampas, savanna, ... show more

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Roget 252: concavity, depression, dip; hollow, hollowness; indentation, intaglio, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, sinus, ... show more



2 basin

The quantity that a basin will hold:
— A basinful of water.

synonym: basinful.

Polish: niecka

3 basin

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

Dutch: bekken
Polish: basen

4 basin

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.

synonyms: catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed.

Dutch: afwateringsgebied, bassin, bekken, neerslaggebied, stroomgebied
Polish: dorzecze

5 basin

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.

synonyms: lavatory, washbasin, washbowl, washstand.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Dutch: lavabo, wasbak, wastafel
Polish: umywalka


Moby thesaurus: alkali flat, alluvial plain, alveolation, alveolus, anchorage, anchorage ground, antrum, aquamanile, armpit, automatic dishwasher, bath, bathtub, bed, berth, bidet, bottom, bottomland, bowl, breakwater, bulkhead ... show more.

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