Associations to the word «Basin»


BASIN, noun. A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
BASIN, noun. (geography) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
BASIN, noun. (geography) A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.
BASIN, proper noun. A CDP in Montana
BASIN, proper noun. A town in Wyoming
BASIN OF ATTRACTION, noun. (mathematics) (physics) Informally, a set of points from which a dynamical system spontaneously moves to a particular attractor.

Dictionary definition

BASIN, noun. A bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin".
BASIN, noun. The quantity that a basin will hold; "a basinful of water".
BASIN, noun. 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".
BASIN, noun. 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".
BASIN, noun. 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".

Wise words

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