Crossword clues for basin
- Yacht club locale
- Washroom feature
- Bath fixture
- The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
- A bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe
- Usually used for holding food or liquids
- A bowl-shaped vessel
- Where you wash your hands and face
- A natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it
- "___ Street Blues"
- Saar ___, German territory
- Washbowl or sink
- Famed street in New Orleans
- Landlocked harbor
- Darkroom fixture
- New Orleans street
- Saar, for one
- Street of songdom
- Vessel for washing
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Basin \Ba"sin\, n. [OF. bacin, F. bassin, LL. bacchinus, fr. bacca a water vessel, fr. L. bacca berry, in allusion to the round shape; or perh. fr. Celtic. Cf. Bac.]
A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.
The quantity contained in a basin.
A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.
A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.
A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.
The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake.
(Geol.) An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; -- especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"large shallow vessel or dish," c.1200, from Old French bacin (11c., Modern French bassin), from Vulgar Latin *baccinum, from *bacca "water vessel," perhaps originally Gaulish. Meaning "large-scale artificial water-holding landscape feature" is from 1712. Geological sense of "tract of country drained by one river or draining into one sea" is from 1830.
n. 1 A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall. 2 (context geography English) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
n. a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
the quantity that a basin will hold; "a basinful of water" [syn: basinful]
a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; "the basin of the Great Salt Lake"
the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; "flood control in the Missouri basin" [syn: river basin]
a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face" [syn: washbasin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory]
Housing Units (2000): 565
Land area (2000): 2.017343 sq. miles (5.224893 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.027172 sq. miles (0.070375 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.044515 sq. miles (5.295268 sq. km)
FIPS code: 05320
Located within: Wyoming (WY), FIPS 56
Location: 44.378777 N, 108.043100 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 82410
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Housing Units (2000): 146
Land area (2000): 12.840608 sq. miles (33.257020 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 12.840608 sq. miles (33.257020 sq. km)
FIPS code: 04150
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 46.276564 N, 112.267756 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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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.
'''Bašin ''' is a village in the municipality of Smederevska Palanka, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 552 people.
Usage examples of "basin".
In some relatively rare cases salt deposits are formed in lagoons along the shores of arid lands, where the sea occasionally breaks over the beach into the basin, affording waters which are evaporated, leaving their salt behind them.
The iron foundry of one of the most famous gun manufacturers in all the Punjab and the Indus basin which meant in all India was located on this flat and featureless alluvial plain.
Now in Allahabad, it is likely that the pillar was removed down-river from Kausambi, an ancient and architecturally distinguished city in the Ganges basin where some of the earliest examples of the arch have been found.
The Bravo hesitated, cast another wary glance around him, settled his mask, undid the slight fastenings of a boat, and presently he was gliding away into the centre of the basin.
Ariane fixed him with a bristling stare, which Ranulf proceeded to ignore entirely as he turned away to wash at the basin.
He stood up as she bustled over to the wall, filled a basin with water from a bucket and began the washing-up.
In due timeand not overmuch time, considering the snaillike creep of progress among the Cuban bureaucracy, not to mention the vagaries of sea-borne communication and the exceeding delicacy of treating with such sworn enemies as the European interloping, excommunicant trespassers on lands that Rome had long ago given solely to Spanish-Moorish keepinga guarda costa from Cuba, an armed sloop, had arrived in the basin below El Castillo de San Diego de Boca Osa with a message from the Governor of the Indies noting that neither the Norse, the French, the Irish, nor the Portuguese would any of them admit to knowledge of this dreadful fire-arming and training of the savage indios .
Before us, beyond a little wall of a height to lean upon, on an isolated lawn, beneath the shade of great trees with interwoven boughs, a circular basin displays its still surface, across which the skating Hydrometra traces its wide circles.
Usually this basin would be placed close to the wall, just below the malting and drying room in the attic.
The afterbirth slipped into the basin Mamo held for it, and it was then that Mamo began to pray.
Enormous, glass-fronted cabinets standing from floor to ceiling, jammed with porcelains, chinaware, glassware, and figurines, lined the walls, while the ceiling was all but invisible behind rows of hanging buckets, pots, pans, basins, metalware, and jugs.
Scientists tracking the meteor state that it should land somewhere in the remote upper Amazon basin, possibly near the Peruvian border, but it should be quite low over Rio when it arrives at approximately two-fifteen local time.
Others were much older, little more than circular scars overlaid by younger basins and worn down, presumably by a billion years of micrometeorite rain.
It is to be a monument to the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian basin, built to honour its millenary year, already past, although the monument is not completed.
The cyan bolt blew a basin the size of a dinner plate into the rock face on which the Molt was homing.