Meaning of BASIN in English


noun the quantity contained in a basin.

2. basin ·noun a hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.

3. basin ·noun a hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.

4. basin ·noun the entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake.

5. basin ·noun a circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.

6. basin ·noun a hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, ·etc.

7. basin ·noun an isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center;

— especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.

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