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Basin appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Sniff octupled Omanis a bared nude divided: under a basin, a model put coffins.
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Definition of the noun basin

What does basin mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: basins

  1. a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids
  2. the quantity that a basin will hold
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of basin: basinful
    • more generic word: containerful = the quantity that a container will hold
  3. a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it
    • example: the basin of the Great Salt Lake
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: depression / natural depression = a sunken or depressed geological formation
    • more specific terms:
      • cirque / corrie / cwm = a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain
      • saltpan = a shallow basin in a desert region
      • tidal basin = a basin that is full of water at high tide
  4. the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
  5. a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face
    • example: he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of basin: lavatory / washbasin / washbowl / washstand
    • more generic word: sink = plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

Alternative definition of the noun basin


  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.


  1. Basin is a town in, and the county seat of, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,285 at the 2010 census. The community is located near the center of the Bighorn Basin with the Big Horn River east of the town. Basin's post office, built in 1919, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  2. Basin is a census-designated place in Jefferson County, Montana, United States. It lies about 10 miles southeast of the Continental Divide in a high narrow canyon along Interstate 15 about halfway between Butte and Helena. Basin Creek flows roughly north to south through Basin and enters the Boulder River on the settlement's south side. The population was 255 at the 2000 census.
  3. Basin a.k.a. Bašin is a village in the municipality of Smederevska Palanka, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 552 people.
  4. BASIN is an Aviation waypoint, Geocode.
  5. Basin is an unincorporated community in Coffee County, Alabama, United States. Basin is located along Alabama State Route 189 6.2 miles southwest of Elba.

There are other places with in their name, like Elk Basin, Basin View, Chad Basin, Mill Basin, Bogus Basin, Great Basin, Tidal Basin, Tonto Basin, Basin Street, Umpqua Basin, Walker Basin, Morongo Basin, Basin Township, Lake Eyre basin, Mackenzie Basin, Moonlight Basin, Silver Bow Basin, St Georges Basin, Atchafalaya Basin.


Basin is a musical group.

  • albums: "Fisherman", "You'll Know It", "Parking Garage"


  1. Basin is a fictional character from Get Over It.
  2. Basin is a fictional character from In Search of Lost Time.
    • also known as Duc de Guermantes


"Basin" is a musical album of Club Diana.

  • released in (17 years ago)


  1. Basin a.k.a. Valley: A valley is a low area between hills, often with a river running through it.
    • also known as Valleys
  2. Basin a.k.a. Structural basin: A structural basin is a large-scale structural formation of rock strata formed by tectonic warping of previously flat lying strata. Structural basins are geological depressions, and are the inverse of domes. Some elongated structural basins are also known as synclines. Structural basins may also be sedimentary basins, which are aggregations of sediment that filled up a depression or accumulated in an area; however, many structural basins were formed by tectonic events long after the sedimentary layers were deposited.
  3. Basin is a chanson de geste about Charlemagne's childhood. While the Old French epic poem has been lost, the story has come down to us via a 13th-century Norse prose version in the Karlamagnús saga.
  4. BASin is a computer emulator, software.
    • genre: Emulator
    • license: Freeware

Phrases with Basin

Phrases starting with the word Basin:

  1. Basin Daisy
  2. Basin Wildrye
  3. Basin Fleabane
  4. Basin Saltbush
  5. Basin Nemophila
  6. Basin Bellflower
  7. Basin Bladderpod
  8. Basin Cryptantha

Phrases ending with the word Basin:

  1. slop basin
  2. Slop-Basin
  3. river basin
  4. tidal basin
  5. donets basin
  6. emesis basin
  7. Pudding basin
  8. drainage basin
  9. catchment basin
  10. detention basin
  11. retention basin
  12. wash-hand basin

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Basin

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Google previewIntegrated Governance and Water Basin Management (2012)

Conditions for Regime Change and Sustainability by Stefan Kuks, Hans Bressers

Case 2 -- The Regge River Basin is a tributary river in the Province of Overijssel, joining the Vecht River, which...

According to the European Water Framework Directive a river basin means the area of land from which all surface water run-off ...

Google previewAntarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes] (2014)

by Andrew Jon Hund

The Nansen Basin is an abyssal plain and is located between the Barents Sea continental shelf and the Gakkel Ridge.

Google previewGeological Exploration in Murzuq Basin (2000)

by D. Worsley

LOYDELL5 ABSTRACT The Kufra Basin is a large, underexplored, Palaeozoic intracratonic sag basin in ...

Google previewOil and Gas Development on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation (2002)

Environmental Impact Statement

The San Juan Basin is an asymmetric structural basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado (Figure 3-2). The Hogback, a...

Google previewGravitational Systems of Groundwater Flow (2009)

Theory, Evaluation, Utilization by József Tóth

The Unit Basin is the elementary building concept in the theory of gravity—driven regional groundwater flow. It is envisaged as a two-dimensional vertical slab of unit thickness and of homogeneous and isotropic hydraulic conductivity of the ...

Google previewSoil survey (1923)

by United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, United States. Soil Conservation Service, United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Big Horn Basin is an intermountain lowland lying between the main ranges of the Rocky Mountains on the west and the Big...

Google previewLongman Geography 6 (2008)

by Mukherjee Anuradha

Artesian Basin is a flat land where a layer of permeable or porous rock is sandwiched between two layers of impermeable rocks. Take a closer look at the diagram of an artesian well and you will see that the rocks are arranged in a saucer-like ...

Google previewAgriculture in Dry Lands (2012)

Principles and Practice by I. Arnon

The sage-brush zone The Columbia Basin is a high-altitude, dry plateau, though on the fringes of its arid core is a semi-arid...

The Great Basin is the largest of the North American deserts; it occupies most of Nevada, the western half of Utah, ...

Google previewHandbook of Catchment Management (2009)

by Robert C. Ferrier, Alan Jenkins

Introduction The Okavango River basin is a large, hydrologically unique basin containing one of the world's most magnificent wetlands – the Okavango Delta. The basin is shared between three countries: Angola, Namibia and Botswana, ...

Google previewNew Foundations (2001)

by David Waugh, Tony Bushell

A river basin is the area of land drained by a main river and its tributaries.

Google previewWater, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania (2009)

by Devleena Ghosh, Heather Goodall, Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

Michael Webber, Jon Barnett, Brian Finlayson and Mark Wang Introduction The Yellow River Basin is the site of myriad water resource problems.

Nowadays, the Yellow River Basin is a region of water scarcity, pollution (Lohmar et al. 2003 ...

Google previewOkanagan Slow Road (2014)

by Bernadette McDonald

The Great Basin is a large biome (a geographical region containing a certain community of flora and fauna) that...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Parisian Basin. Marls. shelly, (Ostrea). Sand. shelly. iron-hydrate nodules. London and Wight Basin. Sand. Nice, Perpionan, S. W. France B. Maries with selcnite ...

Google previewKnight's New Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.) by Edward Henry Knight

BASIN TRAP. Base Rock'er. A chair which rocks upon a ki-r piece, having supporting t-asters. Fig. 280. Zoltcr's Machine for Washing {Musing) Kegs. Bas'ic Lining. As applied in convenors or j boshes of metallurgic furnaces; a lining which has ...

Google previewAlternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia (2016)

by Jay H. Lehr, Jack Keeley

The Boulder oil field (western Denver basin) was discovered in 1901 and is also productive from fractured Pierre shale but also sourced from the Niobrara. Fractured Mancos shale production was found in Rangely (northwest Colorado) in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia (2003)

by Richard A. Lobban Jr.

Naturally occurring basin land normally lies between the natural levees of a river and the desert. At the high, or peak, of a river, the floodwater is directed into a basin, where the water is then drained after the land has been carefully drenched .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Texas (2001)

by Nancy Capace

The Llano Basin, which occupies about 4,000 square miles the geographic center of the State, is one of the more interesting physiographic sections in Texas . Structurally, the basin is the product of a local uplift whose overlying limestone ...

Google previewA Native American Encyclopedia (2000)

History, Culture, and Peoples by Barry Pritzker

The Great Basin encompasses roughly 400,000 square miles of land between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. Geologically, it includes extreme eastern California, southeast Oregon, all of Nevada but the extreme south, extreme ...

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Scrabble value of B3A1S1I1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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