Meaning of BASIN in English


ba ‧ sin /ˈbeɪs ə n/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: bacin , from Late Latin bacchinon ]

1 . British English a round container attached to the wall in a bathroom, where you wash your hands and face SYN sink :

a wash basin

2 . a large bowl-shaped container for liquids or food:

Fill the basin with the cake mixture.

3 . ( also basinful /ˈbeɪs ə nfʊl/) the amount of liquid that a basin can contain:

a basin of hot water

4 . an area of land that is lower at the centre than at the edges, especially one from which water runs down into a river:

the Amazon basin

5 . a place where the Earth’s surface is lower than in other areas:

the Pacific Basin

⇨ ↑ pudding basin

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.