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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.
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.]
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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"
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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 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.
These considerations, and the influence of personal confidences and attachments, would be likely to induce every new President to promote a change of men to fill the subordinate stations; and these causes together could not fail to occasion a disgraceful and ruinous mutability in the administration of the government.
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.
The seizure of the station with a fit of trembling, gradually deepening to a complaint of the heart, announced the train.
At the station he took a ticket and said he was going to accompany her home.
I failed to find Lord Hilton at his house, but I was told he was expected from London by the six o'clock train from Waterloo; and as it was then about a quarter past five, I went home, had some tea, and walked up to the station to waylay him.
There were two white men in charge of the trading station. Kayerts, the chief, was short and fat; Carlier, the assistant, was tall, with a large head and a very broad trunk perched upon a long pair of thin legs.
"I didn't want any more loitering in the shade, and I made haste towards the station. When near the build- ings I met a white man, in such an unexpected elegance of get-up that in the first moment I took him for a sort of vision.
At Tsaritsino station the train was met by a chorus of young men singing "Hail to Thee!" Again the volunteers bowed and poked their heads out, but Sergey Ivanovitch paid no attention to them.
He started up, and saw the pony-chaise approaching him along the road from the station. Sir Patrick, this time, was compelled to drive himself--Duncan was not with him.