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Meaning of BASIN

Pronunciation:  'beysun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
  2. [n]  a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
  3. [n]  the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; "flood control in the Missouri basin"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  the quantity that a basin will hold; "a basinful of water"

BASIN is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: basinful, lavatory, river basin, washstand
 See Also: baptismal font, baptistery, baptistry, bidet, birdbath, cirque, containerful, corrie, cwm, depression, emesis basin, font, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, handbasin, lavabo, laver, natural depression, saltpan, sink, stoop, stoup, tidal basin, vessel, washbasin, washbowl, wash-hand basin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ba"sin\, n. [OF. bacin, F. bassin, LL. bacchinus, fr.
bacca a water vessel, fr. L. bacca berry, in allusion to the
round shape; or perh. fr. Celtic. Cf. {Bac}.]
1. A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and
   for various other uses.

2. The quantity contained in a basin.

3. 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.

4. A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for
   ships, a little bay.

5. (Physical Geog.)
   (a) 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.
   (b) The entire tract of country drained by a river, or
       sloping towards a sea or lake.

6. (Geol.) 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}.

Biology Dictionary
  1. The region of land drained by a river and its tributaries. (See also drainage area.)
  2. The surface of the area tributary to a stream or lake.
  3. Space above or below ground capable of retaining or detaining water or debris.
Easton Bible Dictionary

or Bason. (1.) A trough or laver (Heb. aggan') for washing (Ex. 24:6); rendered also "goblet" (Cant. 7:2) and "cups" (Isa. 22:24).

(2.) A covered dish or urn (Heb. k'for) among the vessels of the temple (1 Chr. 28:17; Ezra 1:10; 8:27).

(3.) A vase (Heb. mizrak) from which to sprinkle anything. A metallic vessel; sometimes rendered "bowl" (Amos 6:6; Zech. 9:15). The vessels of the tabernacle were of brass (Ex. 27:3), while those of the temple were of gold (2 Chr. 4:8).

(4.) A utensil (Heb. saph) for holding the blood of the victims (Ex. 12:22); also a basin for domestic purposes (2 Sam. 17:28).

The various vessels spoken of by the names "basin, bowl, charger, cup, and dish," cannot now be accurately distinguished.

The basin in which our Lord washed the disciples' feet (John 13:5) must have been larger and deeper than the hand-basin.

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