1 a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
2 proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station" [syn: place]
3 (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
4 the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station" [syn: post] v : assign to a station [syn: post, base, send, place]
EtymologyVia and from statio
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- A place where a vehicle (especially a train) may stop.
- The next station is Esperanza.
- A place where one stands or stays in order to perform a task.
- From my station at the front door, I greeted every visitor.
- Area of a restaurant allocated to one waiter or waitress.
- A military base.
- She had a boyfriend at the station.
- A place used for broadcasting radio or
- I used to work at a radio station.
- A broadcasting entity.
- I used to listen to that radio station.
- (Australia & NZ) A very large sheep or cattle farm
- There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around, that the colt from old Regret had got away (A. B. Patterson, poet)
- A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
- Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.
place where a vehicle may stop
- Chinese: 站 (zhàn)
- Czech: nádraží
- Dutch: station
- Finnish: asema
- French: gare , station
- German: Station
- Hungarian: állomás
- Italian: stazione
- Japanese: 駅 (えき, eki)
- Korean: 정거장 (jeonggeojang)
- Portuguese: estação
- Russian: станция (stántsija)
- Slovene: postaja
- Spanish: estación
- Swedish: station
- Welsh: gorsaf
place where one stands or stays
- Japanese: 部署 (ぶしょ, busho)
place used for broadcasting
Australia: very large livestock farm See ranch
- (Newfoundland station)
- To put in place to perform a task.
- The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.
- To put in place to perform military duty.
- They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.
- base station
- battle station
- bus station
- cattle station
- coach station
- filling station
- fire station
- gas station
- petrol station
- police station
- power station
- radar station
- radio station
- railway station
- service station
- sheep station
- space station
- subway station
- station hand
- stations of the cross
- station wagon
- subway station
- television station, TV station
- total station
- train station
- Tube station
- underground station
- way station
- weigh station
Station (from Latin statio) can refer to anything stationary, specifically:
- status, social status
- a relay station in a courier system
- cursus publicus (Roman Empire)
- a type of postal facility that is not a main post office; term explained in United States Postal Service
- Station (Australian agriculture) (the Australian equivalent of the North American Ranch)
- Fire station
- Gauging station, a location along a river or stream used for gaging or other measurements
- Hill station is a town in India which is high enough to be relatively cool in summer
- Ground station
- diplomatic station where a diplomatic/consular official (or mission) is posted ('stationed')
- Stations of the Cross refer to a Christian devotion and its associated images
- Station of Labor refers to the position of a baby in the birth canal, ranging from -4 to +4. A reading of 0 means that the baby is 'engaged' and labor has started.
- The Stations (Irish custom), was the custom during the period English proscriptions against Catholicism of gathering in homes for mass and socializing
- A desk with permanent fixtures - e.g. one might describe the desk that a supervisor sits at in a power station control room as a 'station'
- Filling station, gas station or petrol station
- Power station
- Space station
- Transit station:
- Station manager, airline terminology for the head airline manager at an airport the airline operates at
- Broadcast station
- Police station
- Station (network)
- Stations, a song, second single from New Zealand and Shihad's debut album Churn
- The Station, a nightclub that burned down in 2003 killing 100 people
station in Czech: Stanice
station in Danish: Station
station in German: Station
station in French: Station
station in Italian: Stazione
station in Dutch: Station
station in Japanese: ステーション
station in Simple English: Station
station in Albanian: Stacioni
station in Swedish: Station
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