1. [ noun ] (housing) furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term
Synonyms: wash-hand_stand
Related terms: furniture
2. [ 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 basin lavatory

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

Related terms: sink