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Dictionary Definition

station

Noun

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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Via and from statio

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A place where a vehicle (especially a train) may stop.
    The next station is Esperanza.
  2. A place where one stands or stays in order to perform a task.
    From my station at the front door, I greeted every visitor.
  3. Area of a restaurant allocated to one waiter or waitress.
  4. A military base.
    She had a boyfriend at the station.
  5. A place used for broadcasting radio or television.
    I used to work at a radio station.
  6. A broadcasting entity.
    I used to listen to that radio station.
  7. (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)
  8. A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
  9. Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.

Synonyms

Translations

place where a vehicle may stop
place where one stands or stays
  • Japanese: 部署 (ぶしょ, busho)
military base
  • Japanese: 駐屯 (ちゅうとんち, chūtonchi)
place used for broadcasting
  • Japanese: 放送 (ほうそうきょく, hōsōkyoku)
  • Kurdish:
broadcasting entity
Australia: very large livestock farm See ranch

References

  • (Newfoundland station)

Verb

  1. To put in place to perform a task.
    The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.
  2. To put in place to perform military duty.
    They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.

Extensive Definition

Station (from Latin statio) can refer to anything stationary, specifically:

See also

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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