What does the word basin mean?

Usage examples for basin

  1. In a fresh fit of terror she was going to flee again into her dreadful hiding- place, when she caught sight of a figure leaning against the basin of the beautiful marble fountain just in front of the eastern side- door of the Serapeum, and immediately below her. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. This circular basin is said to have been formed by the dying struggles of a great fish. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  3. From this apartment, which appears to have been the hermit's chapel, a doorway opens into the corner one, about five feet wide, and having also an altar at the east end, with a basin for holy water cut in the wall. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould