|1.||[ noun ] a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face|
|Synonyms:||washbasin basin lavatory washstand|
"he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
|2.||[ noun ] a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)|
|Synonyms:||handbasin lavabo wash-hand_basin washbasin|
|Related terms:||basin bathroom UK|