Meaning of BASIN in English
[noun] [C] [esp. UK] - an open round container shaped like a bowl with sloping sides, used for holding food or liquidPut the ingredients into a large basin and mix well.(esp. UK) A basin is also the amount of something that a basin can hold.After he'd finished cleaning his boots, he poured the basin of water over the lawn.(esp. US) Basin is also another name for washbasin.I've cleaned the basin and scrubbed the bath.(esp. UK) The basin of a river, lake or sea is the area of land from which streams run into it.(esp. UK) A basin is also a sheltered area of deep water where boats are kept.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012