1. [ 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: washbasin basin lavatory washstand

"he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"

Related terms: sink
2. [ noun ] a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)
Synonyms: handbasin lavabo wash-hand_basin washbasin
Related terms: basin bathroom UK
Similar spelling:   washable