noun sta·tion \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

Full Definition of STATION

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
:  standing, rank <a woman of high station>
:  a place for specialized observation and study of scientific phenomena <a seismological station> <a marine biological station>
:  a place established to provide a public service: as
a (1) :  fire station
(2) :  police station
b :  a branch post office
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

  1. They drove him to the bus station.
  2. The waiters were at their stations in the dining room.
  3. The sailors were ordered to man their battle stations.
  4. He had married above his station.
  5. They were aware of her station in life.

Origin of STATION

Middle English stacioun, from Anglo-French estation, statiun, from Latin station-, statio, from stare to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 14th century

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transitive verb

: to assign (someone) to a station or position

: to put (yourself) in a place and stay there for a period of time

sta·tionedsta·tion·ing \ˈstā-sh(ə-)niŋ\

Full Definition of STATION

:  to assign to or set in a station or position :  post <station a guard at the door>

Examples of STATION

  1. He stationed the guards around the camp.
  2. They stationed troops at the border.
  3. He stationed himself by the door to greet the guests.

First Known Use of STATION


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noun sta·tion \ˈstā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STATION

:  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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