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 for basin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and
        for various other uses.
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     2. The quantity contained in a basin.
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     3. 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.
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     4. A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for
        ships, a little bay. --Pope
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     5. (Physical Geog.)
        (a) 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.
        (b) The entire tract of country drained by a river, or
            sloping towards a sea or lake.
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     6. (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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or
           liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
      2: the quantity that a basin will hold; "a basinful of water"
         [syn: basin, basinful]
      3: 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"
      4: the entire geographical area drained by a river and its
         tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being
         conveyed to the same outlet; "flood control in the Missouri
         basin" [syn: river basin, basin, watershed, drainage
         basin, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area]
      5: a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected
         to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your
         hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed
         it on his face" [syn: washbasin, basin, washbowl,
         washstand, lavatory]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  174 Moby Thesaurus words for "basin":
     alkali flat, alluvial plain, alveolation, alveolus, anchorage,
     anchorage ground, antrum, aquamanile, armpit, automatic dishwasher,
     bath, bathtub, bed, berth, bidet, bottom, bottomland, bowl,
     breakwater, bulkhead, bushveld, campo, catch basin, cavity,
     cereal bowl, champaign, champaign country, channel, cistern,
     coastal plain, concave, concavity, coulee, crater, crypt, cup,
     delta, depression, desert, dip, dishpan, dishwasher, dock, dockage,
     dockyard, down, downs, dry dock, embankment, ewer, fell,
     finger bowl, flat, flat country, flatland, flats, floor, fold,
     follicle, funnel chest, grass veld, grassland, gravy boat, groin,
     ground, harbor, harborage, haven, heath, hip bath, hole, hollow,
     hollow shell, jetty, jutty, kitchen sink, lacuna, lande, landing,
     landing place, landing stage, lavabo, lavatory, level, llano,
     lowland, lowlands, lunar mare, mare, marina, mesa, mesilla, mole,
     moor, moorings, moorland, ocean bottom, open country, pampa,
     pampas, peneplain, pier, piscina, pit, plain, plains, plateau,
     playa, pocket, porringer, port, prairie, protected anchorage,
     punch bowl, quay, road, roads, roadstead, sag, salad bowl,
     salt flat, salt marsh, salt pan, sauce boat, savanna, scoop,
     seaport, seawall, sebkha, shell, shipyard, shower, shower bath,
     shower curtain, shower head, shower room, shower stall, showers,
     sink, sinkage, sinkhole, sinus, sitz bath, slip, socket, steppe,
     table, tableland, terrine, tree veld, trough, tub, tundra, tureen,
     upland, vat, vega, veld, vug, wash barrel, wash boiler, washbasin,
     washbowl, washdish, washer, washing machine, washing pot, washpot,
     washstand, washtub, weald, wharf, wide-open spaces, wold

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     or Bason. (1.) A trough or laver (Heb. aggan') for washing (Ex.
     24:6); rendered also "goblet" (Cant. 7:2) and "cups" (Isa.
       (2.) A covered dish or urn (Heb. k'for) among the vessels of
     the temple (1 Chr. 28:17; Ezra 1:10; 8:27).
       (3.) A vase (Heb. mizrak) from which to sprinkle anything. A
     metallic vessel; sometimes rendered "bowl" (Amos 6:6; Zech.
     9:15). The vessels of the tabernacle were of brass (Ex. 27:3),
     while those of the temple were of gold (2 Chr. 4:8).
       (4.) A utensil (Heb. saph) for holding the blood of the
     victims (Ex. 12:22); also a basin for domestic purposes (2 Sam.
       The various vessels spoken of by the names "basin, bowl,
     charger, cup, and dish," cannot now be accurately distinguished.
       The basin in which our Lord washed the disciples' feet (John
     13:5) must have been larger and deeper than the hand-basin.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Basin, WY -- U.S. town in Wyoming
     Population (2000):    1238
     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
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Basin, WY

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Basin, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
     Population (2000):    255
     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):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Basin, MT

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