1. a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids

- she mixed the dough in a large basin

Definition categories: man–made, vessel

2. the quantity that a basin will hold

- a basinful of water

Similar word(s): basinful

Definition categories: quantity, containerful

3. a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it

- the basin of the Great Salt Lake

Definition categories: object, depression

4. the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet

- flood control in the Missouri basin

Similar word(s): watershed

Definition categories: location

5. a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

- he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face

Similar word(s): lavatory, washbasin, washbowl, washstand

Definition categories: man–made, sink