A bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids.
The quantity that a basin will hold:
— A basinful of water.
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:
— Flood control in the Missouri basin.
Dutch: afwateringsgebied, bassin, bekken, neerslaggebied, stroomgebied
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.
Dutch: lavabo, wasbak, wastafel
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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