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  1. (noun) An open, shallow, usually round container used especially for holding liquids.
  2. (noun) The amount that such a vessel can hold.
  3. (noun) A washbowl; a sink.
  4. (noun) An artificially enclosed area of a river or harbor designed so that the water level remains unaffected by tidal changes.
  5. (noun) A small enclosed or partly enclosed body of water.
  6. (noun) A region drained by a single river system: the Amazon basin.
  7. (noun) Geology A broad tract of land in which the rock strata are tilted toward a common center.
  8. (noun) Geology A large, bowl-shaped depression in the surface of the land or ocean floor.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. You're heading out for a walk along the Potomac, maybe up on the title basin (ph), it's going to be a nice morning for you. - CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2008
  2. Close to where the boat landed, they were hauling a large frigate out of what they called the basin; and I was so interested with the sight, that I am sorry to say I quite forgot all about the boat's crew, and my orders to look after them. - Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2
  3. Close to where the boat landed, they were hauling a large frigate out of what they called the basin; and I was so interested with the sight, that I am sorry to say, I quite forgot all about the boat's crew, and my orders to look after them. - Peter Simple
  4. I seized the porcelain basin from the nightstand, getting it to Penelope’s lap just in time. - On Desperate Seas « A Fly in Amber
  5. Similarly, driving a haul truck in a big strip mine in Wyoming’s Powder River basin is no more dangerous than any other job involving heavy machinery. - A Conversation with Jeff Goodell about Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future

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