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station

noun sta·tion \ ˈstā-shən \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of station

1 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
2 : the act or manner of standing : posture
3 : a stopping place: such 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
4 a : a post or sphere of duty or occupation
b : a stock farm or ranch especially of Australia or New Zealand
5 : standing, rank
  • a woman of high station
6 : a place for specialized observation and study of scientific phenomena
  • a seismological station
  • a marine biological station
7 : a place established to provide a public service: such as
a (1) : fire station
b : a branch post office
9 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 in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of station

Middle English stacioun, from Anglo-French estation, statiun, from Latin station-, statio, from stare to stand — more at stand

station Synonyms


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station

verb

Definition of station

stationed; stationing play \ˈstā-sh(ə-)niŋ\
transitive verb
: to assign to or set in a station or position : post
  • station a guard at the door

Examples of station in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of station from the Web

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First Known Use of station

1685

station Synonyms

Synonyms
detail, 2post
Related Words
set; appoint; place, position


STATION Defined for English Language Learners

station

noun

Definition of station for English Language Learners

  • : 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


station

verb

Definition of station for English Language Learners

  • : to assign (someone) to a station or position

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


STATION Defined for Kids

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station

noun sta·tion \ ˈstā-shən \

Definition of station for Students

1 : a regular stopping place (as on a bus, train, or subway line) : depot
2 : a place for specialized observation or for a public service
  • weather station
  • police station
3 : a collection of or the place that contains radio or television equipment for transmitting or receiving
4 : 1position 5, rank
  • a person of high station
5 : the place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand or remain
  • Don't leave your station.
6 : a post or area of duty
  • military station

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station

verb

Definition of station for Students

stationed; stationing
: to assign to or set in a post or position : post
  • … these two crafty women stationed themselves at the front gate … and started charging everyone for coming in.
  • —Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach

Medical Dictionary

station

noun sta·tion \ ˈstā-shən \

medical Definition of station

1 : the place at which someone is positioned or is assigned to remain
  • the nurse's station on a hospital ward
2 : the act or manner of standing : posture
  • station was unsteady with the eyes open or closed
  • Diseases of the Nervous System
3 : a place established to provide a service — see aid station


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