ETYM Old Fren. bacin, French bassin, Late Lat. bacchinus, from bacca a water vessel, from Latin bacca berry, in allusion to the round shape; or perh. from Celtic. Related to Bac.
1. A bowl-shaped vessel for holding liquids.
2. A concave shape with an open top; SYN. trough, bowl.
3. A natural depression in the surface of the land with a lake at the bottom of it.
4. The quantity that a basin will hold; SYN. basinful.
ETYM Western U. S.
A water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe.
1. A basin for washing the hands ('wash-hand basin' is a British term); SYN. handbasin, washbowl, lavabo, wash-hand basin.
2. A bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and supplied with water; SYN. washbowl, washstand, lavatory.
wash-basin, wash basin
Sinonimi: wash-hand stand
A table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: 'wash-hand stand' is a British term; SYN. wash-hand stand.