basin basin  /ˈbeɪ sən/


  1. (n) a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids
  2. (n) the quantity that a basin will hold
  3. (n) a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it
  4. (n) the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
  5. (n) a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face


  1. The full extent of the Williston Basin's reserves will not be known until thousands of square miles, as yet untouched, are drilled.
  2. Sevastopol was lost, the Don basin was nearly lost, the Germans reached the Caucasus.
  3. The theory that the Amazon basin conceals the capital of an advanced civilization has a long history--it's one of those ideas that's just too romantic to die.


  1. Basin bass rule changes Thursday

    New regulations for the tens of thousands of bass fishermen who take to the Atchafalaya Basin and surrounding waters will be in place later this month after Thursday's Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted to change more than 20 years of regul
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

  2. Basin Harbor Club Announces Berries & Bluegrass Tickets Now Available Along with Festival Lineup

    Vermont resort , Basin Harbor Club, is announcing that tickets for their summer music festival are now available. The Vermont music festival, will take place on June 6th at the Red Mill Restaurant in Vermont. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Permian Basin Royalty Trust Announces June Cash Distribution

    DALLAS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE: PBT) ("Permian") today declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.078498 per ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Tackling the problems in the Murray-Darling Basin requires serious action on climate change," Mr Rudd said as he visited the Hume Dam on the Murray River, near Albury. "We're moving to tackle climate change with a new scheme to reduce the...
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Age

  2. "With respect to trade preferences provided under the Caribbean Basin Initiative which will expire in September 2008, the United States has never before confronted the question of extending unilateral trade preferences to a country that has rejected...
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: Reuters

  3. "In addition, it could further threaten salmon in the Columbia-Snake River Basin, and the communities that depend on them, by delaying the development of a legally valid" policy, Cantwell wrote.
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: Maria Cantwell Source: Forbes

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