Need another word that means the same as “basin”? Find 45 synonyms and 30 related words for “basin” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Basin” are: lavatory, washbasin, washbowl, washstand, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed, basinful, bowl, dish, pan, pot, valley, hollow, gully, gorge, ravine, bed, channel, dip, depression, concavity, trough, cove, inlet, estuary, indentation, natural harbour, gulf, fjord, ria, sound, arm, bight, firth, anchorage, slope, incline, decline, slant, descent, cant
Basin as a Noun
Definitions of "Basin" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “basin” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it.
- The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet.
- An enclosed area of water where boats can be moored.
- The quantity that a basin will hold.
- A bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face.
- A wide open container used for preparing food or for holding liquid.
- A circumscribed rock formation where the strata dip towards the centre.
- A bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids.
- The tract of country drained by a river and its tributaries, or which drains into a lake or sea.
- A circular or oval valley or natural depression on the earth's surface, especially one containing water.
- A bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having taps connected to a water supply; a washbasin.
Synonyms of "Basin" as a noun (45 Words)
|anchorage||Place for vessels to anchor.|
The plant needs a firm anchorage.
|arm||The part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person.|
As they walked he offered her his arm.
|basinful||The quantity that a basin will hold.|
A basinful of water.
|bed||Used with reference to a bed as the typical place for sexual activity.|
A large double bed.
|bight||The middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends.|
|bowl||A wooden ball with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course used in the game of lawn bowling.|
Their last four bowl games.
|cant||A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves.|
|catchment area||A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function.|
|catchment basin||The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet.|
|channel||A service or station using a channel of frequencies.|
Fish eggs have a small channel called the micropyle.
|concavity||A concave surface or thing.|
The concavity of her stomach.
|cove||A small inlet.|
|decline||Change toward something smaller or lower.|
A civilization in decline.
|depression||A state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention.|
Depression of the space bar on the typewriter.
|descent||The descendants of one individual.|
The plane had gone into a steep descent.
|dip||A thick sauce in which pieces of food are dipped before eating.|
Tasty garlic dip.
|dish||The quantity that a dish will hold.|
A dish of saut potatoes.
|drainage area||Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it.|
|drainage basin||Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it.|
|estuary||The wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix.|
|firth||A narrow inlet of the sea; an estuary.|
The Moray Firth.
|fjord||A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.|
|gorge||The passage between the pharynx and the stomach.|
|gulf||An unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding.|
The widening gulf between the rich and the poor.
|gully||A fielder at gully.|
He was caught in the gully by Jones.
|hollow||A depression hollowed out of solid matter.|
He built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians.
|incline||An inclined surface connecting two levels.|
The road climbs a long incline through a forest.
|indentation||A concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline.|
Paragraphs are marked off by indentation.
|inlet||A small arm of the sea, a lake, or a river.|
An air inlet.
|lavatory||A sink or washbasin in a bathroom or toilet.|
I needed to go to the lavatory.
|natural harbour||A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat.|
|pan||An amount of something contained in a pan.|
Prime the pan pour the powder down the barrel then ram in the cartridge s paper and ball.
|ravine||A deep, narrow gorge with steep sides.|
|ria||A long, narrow inlet formed by the partial submergence of a river valley.|
|river basin||A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek.|
|slant||A biased way of looking at or presenting something.|
Cut flower stems on the slant.
|sound||The distinctive quality of the music of a particular composer or performer or of the sound produced by a particular instrument.|
A sound studio.
|trough||A long narrow shallow receptacle.|
A water trough.
|valley||A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.|
The valley floor.
|washbasin||A basin, typically fixed to a wall or on a pedestal, used for washing one’s hands and face.|
|washstand||A piece of furniture formerly used to hold a jug, bowl, or basin for the purpose of washing one’s hands and face.|
|watershed||An area or region drained by a river, river system, or other body of water.|
The agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations.
Usage Examples of "Basin" as a noun
- Flood control in the Missouri basin.
- He ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face.
- A basinful of water.
- She mixed the dough in a large basin.
- The gravel pit is to be used as a yacht basin.
- The loch is cupped in a shallow basin among low hills.
- The Amazon basin.
- She poured water from the jug into the basin.
- The basin of the Great Salt Lake.
Associations of "Basin" (30 Words)
|bowl||The contents of a bowl.|
Hey you wanna smoke a bowl with us.
|canal||Provide a city with a canal.|
The ear canal.
Do you know what to do in the event of a capsize.
|coast||The Pacific coast of North America.|
He coasted down the eastern shore.
|erosion||Erosion by chemical action.|
The erosion of support for the party.
|fluvial||Of or found in a river.|
|gulf||An arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land; larger than a bay.|
The widening gulf between the rich and the poor.
|gutter||Wear or cut gutters into.|
My cheeks are guttered with tears.
|irrigate||Wash out (an organ or wound) with a continuous flow of water or medication.|
Irrigate the wound.
|irrigation||(medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution.|
For sinus congestion saline nasal irrigation can be helpful.
|isthmus||A narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.|
|lake||The Lake District.|
Boys were swimming in the lake.
|manger||A container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed.|
|metamorphic||Of or marked by metamorphosis.|
|mound||Heap up into a rounded pile.|
He built his castle high upon the mound.
|navigable||Able to be sailed on or through safely.|
|pipe||Play a pipe or pipes as a ceremonial accompaniment to the arrival or departure of someone.|
He believed he d heard music a tune being piped.
|river||Used in names of animals and plants living in or associated with rivers e g river dolphin.|
The river was navigable for 50 miles.
|riverbank||The bank of a river.|
|rivulet||A small stream.|
Sweat ran in rivulets down his back.
|sedimentary||Produced by the action of water.|
|strait||Used in reference to a situation characterized by a specified degree of trouble or difficulty.|
My captivity was strait as ever.
|stream||Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously.|
His mouth was streaming blood.
|swimming||The act of swimming.|
It was the swimming they enjoyed most.
|thames||The longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea.|
|trench||Dig a trench or trenches in the ground.|
Trench the fallen soldiers.
|trough||An elongated region of low barometric pressure.|
A water trough.
|trout||Flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes.|
|tube||Place or enclose in a tube.|
The wells were flooded and this water tubed off yielded a supply of 38 000 gallons per hour.
|waterway||A navigable body of water.|
The canal was a very successful commercial waterway.