basin

phonetic symbol: / béɪsən / 

basin - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a bowl-shaped vessel
■ usually used for holding food or liquids
e.g.)
・she mixed the dough in a large basin

[ noun ]
■ a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe
■ where you can wash your hands and face
e.g.)
・he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face
lavatory , washbasin , washbowl , washstand

[ noun ]
■ the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
■ an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
e.g.)
・flood control in the Missouri basin
catchment area , catchment basin , drainage area , drainage basin , river basin , watershed

[ noun ]
■ a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it
e.g.)
・the basin of the Great Salt Lake

[ noun ]
■ the quantity that a basin will hold
e.g.)
・a basinful of water
basinful

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