Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “basin”

See all translations

basin

noun [C] uk   /ˈbeɪ.sən/ us  

basin noun [C] (CONTAINER)

B1 mainly UK an open, round container shaped like a bowl with sloping sides, used for holding food or liquid: a pudding basin mainly UK the amount of something that a basin can hold: a basin of water mainly UK a washbasin : I've cleaned the basin and scrubbed the bath.
More examples

basin noun [C] (AREA)

the area of land from which streams run into a river, lake, or sea a sheltered area of deep water where boats are kept
(Definition of basin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of basin?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “basin” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More