Station Definition

stāshən
stationed, stations
noun
stations
The place where a person or thing stands or is located, esp. an assigned post, position, or location.
Webster's New World
An area where a person is assigned to work.
American Heritage
The building or buildings at such a place, for passengers, etc.
Webster's New World
A regular stopping place, with a shelter, platform, etc., as on a bus line or railroad.
Webster's New World
Social standing, position, or rank.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
placepostchanneltransmitterstudioplantbroadcasting stationradar stationtransmitter stationradio-stationtelevision-stationpumpspetrol station (British)filling-stationservice-station
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verb
stationed, stations
To assign to or place in a station; post.
Webster's New World
To put in place to perform military duty.
They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
other
A terminal or endpoint on a network, such as a telephone set or data terminal.
Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of Station

Noun

Singular:
station
Plural:
stations

Origin of Station

  • From Middle English estacioun, from Anglo-Norman estation, from Latin statiōnem, accusative of statiō (“standing, post, job, position”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English stacioun from Old French station from Latin statiō statiōn- stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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