1sta·tion noun \ˈstā-shən\
: a place where buses, trains, etc., regularly stop so that passengers can get on and off
: a place where someone does a job or waits for a task
: a person's social or official position in relation to others
a : the place or position in which something or someone stands or is assigned to stand or remain
b : any of the places in a manufacturing operation at which one part of the work is done
c : equipment used usually by one person for performing a particular job
: the act or manner of standing : posture
: a stopping place: as
a (1) : a regular stopping place in a transportation route <a bus station> (2) : the building connected with such a stopping place : depot 3
b : one of the stations of the cross
a : a post or sphere of duty or occupation
b : a stock farm or ranch especially of Australia or New Zealand
: a place for specialized observation and study of scientific phenomena <a seismological station> <a marine biological station>
a : a complete assemblage of radio or television equipment for transmitting or receiving
b : the place in which such a station is located
Examples of STATION
- They drove him to the bus station.
- The waiters were at their stations in the dining room.
- The sailors were ordered to man their battle stations.
- He had married above his station.
- They were aware of her station in life.
Origin of STATION
Middle English stacioun,
from Anglo-French estation, statiun,
from Latin station-, statio,
to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 14th century
2station transitive verb
: to assign (someone) to a station or position
: to put (yourself) in a place and stay there for a period of time
: to assign to or set in a station or position : post <station a guard at the door>
Examples of STATION
- He stationed the guards around the camp.
- They stationed troops at the border.
- He stationed himself by the door to greet the guests.
First Known Use of STATION
sta·tion noun \ˈstā-shən\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the place at which someone is positioned or is assigned to remain <the nurse's station on a hospital ward>
: the act or manner of standing : posture <station was unsteady with the eyes open or closed—Diseases of the Nervous System>
: a place established to provide a service—see aid station
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