basin

[ bey-suh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF basin

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BASIN

To-day the basin of the Luxembourg is bright with little boats.

This basin was in the center of the atrium, the most important room in the house.

"They always do," said Miss Desmond, pouring water into the basin.

Her mother moaned when Alice showed them to her, fragrant in a basin of water.

Take a basin of water and a sponge, Fred, and wash the dust off.

He wondered shiveringly how it would be possible to wash with only a basin.

When you have passed the quantity you want, put it in a basin.

I'll be working right out there in the Basin where I found you.

She was sitting on the floor, in front of a basin, starching some things.

Fortune placed the ring in the basin, a thick ring of solid silver.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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