Basin

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English

Noun

Basin (plural Basins)
  1. A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
  2. (geography) An area of water that drains into a river.
  3. (geography) A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.

Adjectives for Basin

remarkable; treeless; shallow; vast; starlit; drainage; rock-bottomed; tidal; empty; volcanic; gigantic; rustic; beautiful; incrusted; weedy; marshy; natural; fan-shaped; broad; spacious; sumptuous.

Thesaurus

alkali flat, alluvial plain, alveolation, alveolus, anchorage, anchorage ground, antrum, aquamanile, armpit, automatic dishwasher, bath, bathtub, bed, berth, bidet, bottom, bottomland, bowl, breakwater, bulkhead, bushveld, campo, catch basin, cavity, cereal bowl, champaign, champaign country, channel, cistern, coastal plain, concave, concavity, coulee, crater, crypt, cup, delta, depression, desert, dip, dishpan, dishwasher, dock, dockage, dockyard, down, downs, dry dock, embankment, ewer, fell, finger bowl, flat, flat country, flatland, flats, floor, fold, follicle, funnel chest, grass veld, grassland, gravy boat, groin, ground, harbor, harborage, haven, heath, hip bath, hole, hollow, hollow shell, jetty, jutty, kitchen sink, lacuna, lande, landing, landing place, landing stage, lavabo, lavatory, level, llano, lowland, lowlands, lunar mare, mare, marina, mesa, mesilla, mole, moor, moorings, moorland, ocean bottom, open country, pampa, pampas, peneplain, pier, piscina, pit, plain, plains, plateau, playa, pocket, porringer, port, prairie, protected anchorage, punch bowl, quay, road, roads, roadstead, sag, salad bowl, salt flat, salt marsh, salt pan, sauce boat, savanna, scoop, seaport, seawall, sebkha, shell, shipyard, shower, shower bath, shower curtain, shower head, shower room, shower stall, showers, sink, sinkage, sinkhole, sinus, sitz bath, slip, socket, steppe, table, tableland, terrine, tree veld, trough, tub, tundra, tureen, upland, vat, vega, veld, vug, wash barrel, wash boiler, washbasin, washbowl, washdish, washer, washing machine, washing pot, washpot, washstand, washtub, weald, wharf, wide-open spaces, wold

Etymology

From Middle English basin, from Old French bacin, from Medieval Latin baccinum, from Late Latin bacca 'wine jug', from Gaulish (compare Welsh baich 'load, burden', Irish bac 'hindrance').

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French

Etymology

Old French bombasin, from Lombardic bombasina (Italian bambagino), ultimately from Medieval Latin bambax, from Ancient Greek πάμϐαξ (cotton).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /bazɛ̃/

Noun

Basin m. (plural Basins)

  1. (textiles, historical) bombasine

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Hiligaynon

Noun

basín

  1. toilet

Volapük

Noun

Basin

  1. basin
  2. water basin
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