Stations


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sta·tion

 (stā′shən)
n.
1.
a. A place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; a post: a sentry station.
b. An area where a person is assigned to work.
2. The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed: a police station.
3. A stopping place along a route, especially a stop for refueling or for taking on passengers; a depot.
4. Australian & New Zealand A large ranch on which livestock, especially cattle or sheep, are raised.
5. Social position; rank: "He was degraded in their eyes; he had lost caste and station before the very paupers" (Charles Dickens).
6. An establishment equipped for observation and study: a radar station; a biological field station.
7.
a. An establishment equipped for radio or television transmission.
b. One that broadcasts radio or television transmissions: The views in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the station.
c. A frequency assigned to a broadcaster.
8. An input or output point along a communications system.
9. A precise point from which measurements in surveying are made.
10. Ecology A sampling location: differences in species diversity between upstream and downstream stations.
11. Station Roman Catholic Church Any of the Stations of the Cross.
12. One of a series of holy places visited by pilgrims as a ritual devotion.
tr.v. sta·tioned, sta·tion·ing, sta·tions
To assign to a position; post.

[Middle English stacioun, from Old French station, from Latin statiō, statiōn-; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Stations - (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary
devotion - (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
References in classic literature ?
Medlock had bought a lunchbasket at one of the stations and they had some chicken and cold beef and bread and butter and some hot tea.
The Company never provisions the stations fully, and the agents required those local supplies to live.
The train calls at stations in the woods, where the wild impossibility of anybody having the smallest reason to get out, is only to be equalled by the apparently desperate hopelessness of there being anybody to get in.
A fourth ill effect of the exclusion would be the banishing men from stations in which, in certain emergencies of the state, their presence might be of the greatest moment to the public interest or safety.
Having satisfied himself at length upon this point, he made his way to the London and North Western Railway Station, and knocked at the door of the station-master's office.
There were very few people upon Platform Number Twenty-one of Liverpool Street Station at a quarter to nine on the evening of April 2 - possibly because the platform in question is one of the most remote and least used in the great terminus.
I didn't want any more loitering in the shade, and I made haste towards the station.
At Tsaritsino station the train was met by a chorus of young men singing "Hail to Thee
He started up, and saw the pony-chaise approaching him along the road from the station.
First came a stout puffy gentleman with a carpet bag; he wanted to go to the Bishopsgate station; then we were called by a party who wished to be taken to the Regent's Park; and next we were wanted in a side street where a timid, anxious old lady was waiting to be taken to the bank; there we had to stop to take her back again, and just as we had set her down a red-faced gentleman, with a handful of papers, came running up out of breath, and before Jerry could get down he had opened the door, popped himself in, and called out, "Bow Street Police Station, quick
He volunteered to make immediate inquiries at the railway station.
The cab stopped before the railway station at twenty minutes past eight.