|1.||[ noun ] a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids|
"she mixed the dough in a large basin"
|Related terms:||vessel birdbath emesis_basin laver bidet stoup washbasin baptismal_font|
|2.||[ noun ] the quantity that a basin will hold|
"a basin of water"
|3.||[ noun ] (geology,geography) 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"
|Related terms:||natural_depression tidal_basin saltpan cirque|
|4.||[ noun ] a concave shape with an open top|
|5.||[ noun ] a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face|
|Synonyms:||washbowl washbasin lavatory washstand|
"he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
|6.||[ noun ] (geography) the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries|
"flood control in the Missouri basin"