- The definition of station is a place where a particular event occurs or is headquartered, or a company involved in broadcasting.
- The stopping place for trains is an example of a train station.
- A central location where the firefighters keep their truck and equipment while waiting for a fire is an example of a fire station.
- KQRX 101.1 is an example of a radio station.
- Station is defined as assigning someone to a location or task.
When a general sends troops to Afghanistan, this is an example of his decision to station them in Afghanistan.
- the place where a person or thing stands or is located, esp. an assigned post, position, or location; specif.,
- the place where a person, as a guard, stands while on duty
- the post, building, base, or headquarters assigned to a group of people working together, as in providing a service, making scientific observations, etc.: a police station, service station
- in Australia, a sheep or cattle ranch
- a place or region to which a naval fleet, ship, etc. is assigned for duty
- a post-office subdivision in a community with a main post office
- a regular stopping place, with a shelter, platform, etc., as on a bus line or railroad
- the building or buildings at such a place, for passengers, etc.
- social standing, position, or rank
- a place equipped to transmit or receive radio waves; esp., the studios, offices, and technical installations collectively of an establishment for radio or television transmission
- such an establishment
- a broadcasting frequency or channel assigned to such an establishment
- a fixed point from which measurements are made in surveying
- one of the divisions of the Stations of the Cross
- Archaic the fact or condition of being stationary
- Biol. a habitat, esp. the exact location of a given plant or animal
Origin of stationMiddle English stacioun ; from Old French station ; from Classical Latin statio, a standing, post, station ; from status, past participle of stare, to stand
- 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.
- The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed: a police station.
- A stopping place along a route, especially a stop for refueling or for taking on passengers; a depot.
- Australian & New Zealand A large ranch on which livestock, especially cattle or sheep, are raised.
- Social position; rank: “He was degraded in their eyes; he had lost caste and station before the very paupers” (Charles Dickens).
- 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.
- An input or output point along a communications system.
- A precise point from which measurements in surveying are made.
- Ecology A sampling location: differences in species diversity between upstream and downstream stations.
- Station Roman Catholic Church Any of the Stations of the Cross.
- One of a series of holy places visited by pilgrims as a ritual devotion.
transitive verbsta·tioned, sta·tion·ing, sta·tions
Origin of stationMiddle English stacioun, from Old French station, from Latin stati&omacron;, stati&omacron;n-; see sta- in Indo-European roots.
- (astronomy) The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.
- A stopping place.
- A regular stopping place for ground transportation.
- The next station is Esperanza.
- A ground transportation depot.
- It's right across from the bus station.
- An official building from which police or firefighters operate.
- The police station is opposite the fire station.
- One of the Stations of the Cross.
- The Roman Catholic fast of the fourth and sixth days of the week, Wednesday and Friday, in memory of the council which condemned Christ, and of his passion.
- A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
- A place where one stands or stays or is assigned to stand or stay.
- From my station at the front door, I greeted every visitor.
- All ships are on station, Admiral.
- A place where one performs a task or where one is on call to perform a task.
- The waitress was at her station preparing three checks.
- Standing; rank; position.
- She had ambitions beyond her station.
- A military base.
- She had a boyfriend at the station.
- A place used for broadcasting radio or television.
- I used to work at a radio station.
- A broadcasting entity.
- I used to listen to that radio station.
- (US) A gas station, service station
- (Australia, New Zealand) A very large sheep or cattle farm.
- (Newfoundland) A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
- (surveying) Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.
- The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
- (mining) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accommodation of a pump, tank, etc.
- Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
(third-person singular simple present stations, present participle stationing, simple past and past participle stationed)
- To put in place to perform a task.
- The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.
- To put in place to perform military duty.
- They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.
station - Computer Definition
A terminal or endpoint on a network, such as a telephone set or data terminal.