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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.]

station

(ˈsteɪʃən)
n
1. the place or position at which a thing or person stands or is supposed to stand
2. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a place along a route or line at which a bus, train, etc, stops for fuel or to pick up or let off passengers or goods, esp one with ancillary buildings and services: railway station.
b. (as modifier): a station buffet.
3. (Railways)
a. a place along a route or line at which a bus, train, etc, stops for fuel or to pick up or let off passengers or goods, esp one with ancillary buildings and services: railway station.
b. (as modifier): a station buffet.
4.
a. the headquarters or local offices of an official organization such as the police or fire services
b. (as modifier): a station sergeant. See police station, fire station
5. a building, depot, etc, with special equipment for some particular purpose: power station; petrol station; television station.
6. (Military) military a place of duty: an action station.
7. (Military) navy
a. a location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
b. an assigned location for a member of a ship's crew
8. (Broadcasting) a radio or television channel
9. a position or standing, as in a particular society or organization
10. the type of one's occupation; calling
11. (Historical Terms) (in British India) a place where the British district officials or garrison officers resided
12. (Biology) biology the type of habitat occupied by a particular animal or plant
13. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ a large sheep or cattle farm
14. (Surveying) surveying a point at which a reading is made or which is used as a point of reference
15. (Roman Catholic Church) (often capital) RC Church
a. one of the Stations of the Cross
b. any of the churches (station churches) in Rome that have been used from ancient times as points of assembly for religious processions and ceremonies on particular days (station days)
16. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (plural) (in rural Ireland) mass, preceded by confessions, held annually in a parishioner's dwelling and attended by other parishioners
vb
(tr) to place in or assign to a station
[C14: via Old French from Latin statiō a standing still, from stāre to stand]

sta•tion

(ˈsteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a place or position in which a person or thing is normally located.
2. a stopping place for trains or other land conveyances, for the transfer of freight or passengers.
3. the building or buildings at such a stopping place.
4. the district or municipal headquarters of certain public services: a police station.
5. a place equipped for some particular kind of work, service, research, or activity: a geophysical station.
6. the position, as of persons or things, in a scale of estimation, rank, or dignity; standing.
7. a position, office, rank, calling, or the like.
8.
a. a studio or building from which radio or television broadcasts originate.
b. a person or organization originating such broadcasts.
c. a specific frequency or band of frequencies assigned to a regular or special broadcaster: the Civil Defense station.
d. the complete equipment used in transmitting and receiving broadcasts.
9.
a. a military place of duty.
b. a semipermanent army post.
10. a place or region to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
11. a particular area or type of region where a given animal or plant is found.
12. (in Australia) a ranch with its buildings, land, etc., esp. for raising sheep.
13. Survey.
a. a point where an observation is taken.
b. a precisely located reference point.
14. a section or area assigned for work or duty; post.
15. one of the 14 stations of the cross.
v.t.
16. to assign a station to; place or post in a station or position.
[1350–1400; Middle English stacioun < Anglo-French < Latin statiō a standing still, halting place =sta-, variant s. of stāre to stand + -tiō -tion]
sta′tion•al, adj.

station

1. A general term meaning any military or naval activity at a fixed land location.
2. A particular kind of activity to which other activities or individuals may come for a specific service, often of a technical nature, e.g., aid station.
3. An assigned or prescribed position in a naval formation or cruising disposition; or an assigned area in an approach, contact, or battle disposition.
4. Any place of duty or post or position in the field to which an individual, group of individuals, or a unit may be assigned.
5. One or more transmitters or receivers or a combination of transmitters and receivers, including the accessory equipment necessary at one location, for carrying on radio communication service. Each station will be classified by the service in which it operates permanently or temporarily.

station


Past participle: stationed
Gerund: stationing

Imperative
station
station
Present
I station
you station
he/she/it stations
we station
you station
they station
Preterite
I stationed
you stationed
he/she/it stationed
we stationed
you stationed
they stationed
Present Continuous
I am stationing
you are stationing
he/she/it is stationing
we are stationing
you are stationing
they are stationing
Present Perfect
I have stationed
you have stationed
he/she/it has stationed
we have stationed
you have stationed
they have stationed
Past Continuous
I was stationing
you were stationing
he/she/it was stationing
we were stationing
you were stationing
they were stationing
Past Perfect
I had stationed
you had stationed
he/she/it had stationed
we had stationed
you had stationed
they had stationed
Future
I will station
you will station
he/she/it will station
we will station
you will station
they will station
Future Perfect
I will have stationed
you will have stationed
he/she/it will have stationed
we will have stationed
you will have stationed
they will have stationed
Future Continuous
I will be stationing
you will be stationing
he/she/it will be stationing
we will be stationing
you will be stationing
they will be stationing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stationing
you have been stationing
he/she/it has been stationing
we have been stationing
you have been stationing
they have been stationing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stationing
you will have been stationing
he/she/it will have been stationing
we will have been stationing
you will have been stationing
they will have been stationing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stationing
you had been stationing
he/she/it had been stationing
we had been stationing
you had been stationing
they had been stationing
Conditional
I would station
you would station
he/she/it would station
we would station
you would station
they would station
Past Conditional
I would have stationed
you would have stationed
he/she/it would have stationed
we would have stationed
you would have stationed
they would have stationed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.station - 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"
broadcast station, broadcasting station - a station equipped to broadcast radio or television programs
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
fire station, firehouse - a station housing fire apparatus and firemen
first-aid station - a station providing emergency care or treatment before regular medical aid can be obtained
observation station - a station set up for making observations of something
police headquarters, police station, station house - a station that serves as headquarters for police in a particular district; serves as a place from which policemen are dispatched and to which arrested persons are brought
power plant, power station, powerhouse - an electrical generating station
service station - a station where gasoline and oil are sold and facilities are available for repairing or maintaining automobiles
substation - a subsidiary station where electricity is transformed for distribution by a low-voltage network
depot, terminal, terminus - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
2.station - proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"
niche - a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it; "he found his niche in the academic world"
social rank, social station, social status, rank - position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
3.station - (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
4.station - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to standstation - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
bridgehead - a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
observation post, lookout - an elevated post affording a wide view
outpost, outstation - a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
5.station - the frequency assigned to a broadcasting station
radio frequency - an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared
Verb1.station - assign to a station
garrison - station (troops) in a fort or garrison
fort - station (troops) in a fort
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
site, locate, place - assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"

station

noun
1. railway station, stop, stage, halt, terminal, train station, terminus She went with him to the station to see him off.
2. headquarters, base, depot He was taken to the police station for questioning.
3. channel, wavelength, broadcasting company Which radio station do you usually listen to?
4. position, rank, status, standing, post, situation, grade, sphere The vast majority knew their station in life and kept to it.
5. post, place, location, position, situation, seat Police said the bomb was buried in the sand near a lifeguard station.
verb
1. assign, post, locate, set, establish, fix, install, garrison I was stationed there just after the war.

station

noun
1. An assigned position:
2. A center of organization, supply, or activity:
Military: installation.
3. Positioning of one individual vis-à-vis others:
verb
To appoint and send to a particular place:
Translations
مَحَطَّةمَحَطَّهمَخْفَر، مَكانمَرْكِزيَضَع، يُرَكِّز
nádražístanicestanovištězajmout místorozmístit
stationstilleplacerepost
توقف گاه
asema
postaja
állomás
staîastaîsetja-stöî
정거장
bazėdislokuotistotis
bāzedepoiecirknisizvietotizvietoties
postajaservis
station
สถานี
trạm

station

[ˈsteɪʃən]
A. N
1. (Rail) → estación f (de ferrocarril); (= police station) → comisaría f (US) (= gas station) → gasolinera f, fuente f, grifo m (Peru)
see also bus, fire D
2. (esp Mil) (= post) → puesto m
to take up one's stationcolocarse, ir a su puesto
from my station by the windowdesde el sitio donde estaba junto a la ventana
Roman stationsitio m ocupado por los romanos
Stations of the Cross (Rel) → Vía f Crucis
3. (Rad) → emisora f
4. (= social position) → rango m
to have ideas above one's stationdarse aires de superioridad
to marry below one's stationcasarse con un hombre/una mujer de posición social inferior
of humble stationde baja posición social, de condición humilde
a man of exalted stationun hombre de rango elevado
B. VT
1. (Mil) → estacionar, apostar; [+ missile etc] → emplazar
2. (fig) → colocar, situar
to station o.scolocarse, situarse
C. CPD station house N (US) (Rail) → estación f de ferrocarril (US) (Police) → comisaría f
station master N (Rail) → jefe m de estación
station wag(g)on N (esp US) (Aut) → furgoneta f, camioneta f

station

[ˈsteɪʃən]
n
(also railway station) → gare f
(also bus station) → gare routière f
(also police station) → poste m (de police)
(= post) (gen) (MILITARY)poste m
(also radio station) → station f
(also television station) → chaîne f
(= rank) → condition f, rang m
above one's station → au-dessus de sa condition
She had been educated above her station → Elle avait reçu une éducation au-dessus de sa condition.
vt
(MILITARY) (= send) to be stationed in → être stationné(e) à (or en)
the British forces stationed in Germany → les forces britanniques stationnées en Allemagne
(= place) to be stationed → être posté(e)
Two guards were stationed at the top of the stairs → Deux gardes étaient postés en haut de l'escalier.
to station o.s. → se poster
He stationed himself at the door → Il se posta à la porte.

station

n
Station f; (= police station, fire station)Wache f; (= space station)(Raum)station f; (US: = gas station) → Tankstelle f ? workstation
(= railway station, bus station)Bahnhof m; (= stop)Station f
(Mil: = post) → Stellung f, → Posten m; border stationGrenzstellung f; naval stationFlottenstützpunkt m
(esp Austral: = ranch) → Farm f; sheep/cattle stationSchaf-/Rinderzuchtfarm f; station handFarmgehilfe m/-gehilfin f
(Rad, TV) → Sender m, → Sendestation f; (= channel)Sender m
(= position)Platz m; to take up (one’s) stationsich (auf)stellen, seinen Platz einnehmen; the Stations of the Crossdie Stationen pldes Kreuzwegs
(= rank)Stand m, → Rang m; station in lifeStellung f(im Leben), Rang m; to marry below/above one’s stationnicht standesgemäß/über seinem Stand heiraten; he has got ideas above his stationer hat Ideen, die jemandem aus seinem Stand gar nicht zukommen
vt(auf)stellen, postieren; (Mil) → stationieren; bicycle, trainabstellen

station

:
station house
n (US Police) → (Polizei)wache f, → (Polizei)revier nt
stationmaster
nBahnhofsvorsteher(in), Stationsvorsteher(in) (dated) m(f)
station police
nBahnpolizei f
station selector
n (Rad) → Sendereinstellung f
station wagon
n (US) → Kombi(wagen) m

station

[ˈsteɪʃn]
1. n
a. (gen) (Rail) → stazione f (also fire station) → caserma (dei pompieri) (also police station) → commissariato (di Pubblica Sicurezza), questura, caserma (dei Carabinieri) (esp Mil) (post) → base f
action stations → posti mpl di combattimento
b. (Radio) → stazione f
c. (social position) → condizione f sociale, rango
to have ideas above one's station → montarsi la testa
2. vt (Mil) (troops, sentry) → stanziare (fig) → piazzare
to be stationed in (Mil) → essere di stanza in
to station o.s. by the door → piazzarsi sulla porta
3. adj (Rail) (staff, bookstall) → della stazione

station

(ˈsteiʃən) noun
1. a place with a ticket office, waiting rooms etc, where trains, buses or coaches stop to allow passengers to get on or off. a bus station; She arrived at the station in good time for her train.
2. a local headquarters or centre of work of some kind. How many fire-engines are kept at the fire station?; a radio station; Where is the police station?; military/naval stations.
3. a post or position (eg of a guard or other person on duty). The watchman remained at his station all night.
verb
to put (a person, oneself, troops etc in a place or position to perform some duty). He stationed himself at the corner of the road to keep watch; The regiment is stationed abroad.
ˈstationary adjective
standing still, not moving. a stationary vehicle.

station

مَحَطَّة stanice station Haltestelle σταθμός estación asema gare postaja stazione 정거장 station stasjon stacja estação станция station สถานี istasyon trạm 车站

sta·tion

n. estación;
nursing ___puesto de enfermeras.

station

n estación f, control m, central f; nursing — control de enfermería (esp. Esp), estación de enfermería, central f de enfermería (Mex)
References in classic literature ?
An hour went by, and nothing happened except Laurie's quiet departure for the station.
The name of Biddlebaum he got from a box of goods seen at a freight station as he hurried through an eastern Ohio town.
Damon, who blessed everything in sight from the gasoline in the automobile to the blue sky overhead, started for the station.
The husband, in Chicago, was working in a furniture factory for modest wages, and when he met his family at the station he was rather crushed by the size of it.
Come, friends, let us move our station, and in such fashion, too, as will throw the cunning of a Mingo on a wrong scent, or our scalps will be drying in the wind in front of Montcalm's marquee, ag'in this hour to-morrow.
Towards Spring, we were frequently harassed by Indians; and, in May, 1782, a party assaulted Ashton's station, killed one man, and took a Negro prisoner.
cried the lieutenant-governor, who had overheard the foregoing discussion, and felt himself high enough in station to play a little with his dignity.
The good old man addressed him with the paternal affection and patriarchal privilege which his venerable age, his upright and holy character, and his station in the church, entitled him to use and, conjoined with this, the deep, almost worshipping respect, which the minister's professional and private claims alike demanded.
It was a matter of no little vanity to him on Sundays, to take his station in front of the church gallery, with a band of chosen singers; where, in his own mind, he completely carried away the palm from the parson.
What she had said to him, since I pressed, was that SHE liked to see young gentlemen not forget their station.
Now, in getting under weigh, the station generally occupied by the pilot is the forward part of the ship.
In the course of the day many other trains went by, some more slowly; these drew up at the station close by, and sometimes made an awful shriek and groan before they stopped.