Station meaning

stāshən
A large ranch on which livestock, especially cattle or sheep, are raised.
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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.

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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.

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The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed.

A police station.

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A stopping place along a route, especially a stop for refueling or for taking on passengers; a depot.
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Social position; rank.
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An establishment equipped for observation and study.

A radar station; a biological field station.

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An input or output point along a communications system.
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A precise point from which measurements in surveying are made.
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A sampling location.

Differences in species diversity between upstream and downstream stations.

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Any of the Stations of the Cross.
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One of a series of holy places visited by pilgrims as a ritual devotion.
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To assign to a position; post.
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The place where a person or thing stands or is located, esp. an assigned post, position, or location.
  • 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.
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Social standing, position, or rank.
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A fixed point from which measurements are made in surveying.
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One of the divisions of the Stations of the Cross.
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The fact or condition of being stationary.
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A habitat, esp. the exact location of a given plant or animal.
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To assign to or place in a station; post.
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A node in a network. It generally refers to a client PC (workstation) rather than a server, but may include both. See node.
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A terminal or endpoint on a network, such as a telephone set or data terminal.
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(astronomy) The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.
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A stopping place.
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A regular stopping place for ground transportation.

The next station is Esperanza.

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A ground transportation depot.

It's right across from the bus station.

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An official building from which police or firefighters operate.

The police station is opposite the fire station.

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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.
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A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.

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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.

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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.

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Standing; rank; position.

She had ambitions beyond her station.

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A military base.

She had a boyfriend at the station.

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A place used for broadcasting radio or television.

I used to work at a radio station.

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A broadcasting entity.

I used to listen to that radio station.

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(Australia, New Zealand) A very large sheep or cattle farm.
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(Newfoundland) A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
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(surveying) Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.
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The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
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(mining) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accommodation of a pump, tank, etc.
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Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
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To put in place to perform a task.

The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.

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To put in place to perform military duty.

They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.

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Origin of station

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary