Meaning of BASIN in English

BASIN

/ ˈbeɪsn; NAmE / noun

1.

( especially BrE ) = washbasin

2.

a large round bowl for holding liquids or (in British English) for preparing foods in; the amount of liquid, etc. in a basin :

a pudding basin

3.

an area of land around a large river with streams running down into it :

the Amazon Basin

4.

( technical ) a place where the earth's surface is lower than in other areas of the world :

the Pacific Basin

5.

a sheltered area of water providing a safe harbour for boats :

a yacht basin

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French bacin , from medieval Latin bacinus , from bacca water container, perhaps of Gaulish origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.