Definition of basin
- a new washstand and basin
- spilled a basin of water on the floor
- the relatively shallow basin of the Baltic Sea
- flooding in the Amazon river basin
a basin of cold water
the drainage basin of a river
the Great Basin of the western U.S.
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: a kitchen sink
: a large bowl that is used for mixing, cooking, or serving food
: the amount contained in a basin
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