a region in the Western U.S. that has no drainage to the ocean: includes most of Nevada and parts of Utah, California, Oregon, and Idaho. 210,000 sq. mi. (544,000 sq. km).
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How to use Great Basin in a sentence
A great basecamp for travelers wanting to visit both Zion and Great Basin, campers here can soak up the great, wide open of America and wind down with a campfire after dark.
The area surrounding Great Basin is rough, rugged open range with panoramic views of mountains all around, and this dry camp outside tiny Milford, UT is the platonic ideal of the area.
They began near the head waters of the stream, and carefully trapped down to the Great Basin.The Life of Kit Carson | Edward S. Ellis
There's a Great Basin in the Center always full of wild Ducks.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I | Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
Nevada belongs to the "Great Basin," a table-land elevated 4,500 feet above the sea.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback | Willard Glazier
The top of this mountain was round and the eagles had hollowed out a Great Basin on the summit which they used for a nest.A Treasury of Eskimo Tales | Clara Kern Bayliss
This good beginning made in the state, we went on, climbing first over the rim of the Great Basin, then up and across the Rockies.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
British Dictionary definitions for Great Basin
a semiarid region of the western US, between the Wasatch and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, having no drainage to the ocean: includes Nevada, W Utah, and parts of E California, S Oregon, and Idaho. Area: about 490 000 sq km (189 000 sq miles)
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