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Meaning of STATION

Pronunciation:  'steyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
  3. [n]  (Navy) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
  4. [n]  proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"
  5. [v]  assign to a station

STATION is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: base, place, place, post, post, send
 See Also: bridgehead, depot, displace, facility, fire station, firehouse, first-aid station, fort, garrison, installation, locate, lookout, move, niche, observation post, observation station, outpost, outstation, place, police headquarters, police office, police station, position, power plant, power station, powerhouse, radio station, rank, service station, site, social rank, social station, social status, station house, substation, television station, terminal, terminus, TV station



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sta"tion\, n.
    In Australia, a sheep run or cattle run, together with the
    buildings belonging to it; also, the homestead and buildings
    belonging to such a run.
  2. \Sta"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. statio, from stare, statum,
    to stand. See {Stand}.]
    1. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing;
       posture. [R.]
             A station like the herald, Mercury.   --Shak.
             Their manner was to stand at prayer, whereupon their
             meetings unto that purpose . . . had the names of
             stations given them.                  --Hooker.
    2. A state of standing or rest; equilibrium. [Obs.]
             All progression is performed by drawing on or
             impelling forward some part which was before in
             station, or at quiet.                 --Sir T.
    3. The spot or place where anything stands, especially where
       a person or thing habitually stands, or is appointed to
       remain for a time; as, the station of a sentinel.
       (a) A regular stopping place in a stage road or route; a
           place where railroad trains regularly come to a stand,
           for the convenience of passengers, taking in fuel,
           moving freight, etc.
       (b) The headquarters of the police force of any precinct.
       (c) The place at which an instrument is planted, or
           observations are made, as in surveying.
       (d) (Biol.) The particular place, or kind of situation, in
           which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
       (e) (Naut.) A place to which ships may resort, and where
           they may anchor safely.
       (f) A place or region to which a government ship or fleet
           is assigned for duty.
       (g) (Mil.) A place calculated for the rendezvous of
           troops, or for the distribution of them; also, a spot
           well adapted for offensive measures. --Wilhelm (Mil.
       (h) (Mining) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as
           a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation
           of a pump, tank, etc.
    4. Post assigned; office; the part or department of public
       duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of
       duty or occupation; employment.
             By spending this day [Sunday] in religious
             exercises, we acquire new strength and resolution to
             perform God's will in our several stations the week
             following.                            --R. Nelson.
    5. Situation; position; location.
             The fig and date -- why love they to remain In
             middle station, and an even plain?    --Prior.
    6. State; rank; condition of life; social status.
             The greater part have kept, I see, Their station.
             They in France of the best rank and station. --Shak.
    7. (Eccl.)
       (a) The 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.
       (b) (R. C. Ch.) A church in which the procession of the
           clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
           --Addis & Arnold.
       (c) One of the places at which ecclesiastical processions
           pause for the performance of an act of devotion;
           formerly, the tomb of a martyr, or some similarly
           consecrated spot; now, especially, one of those
           representations of the successive stages of our Lord's
           passion which are often placed round the naves of
           large churches and by the side of the way leading to
           sacred edifices or shrines, and which are visited in
           rotation, stated services being performed at each; --
           called also {Station of the cross}. --Fairholt.
    {Station bill}. (Naut.) Same as {Quarter bill}, under
    {Station house}.
       (a) The house serving for the headquarters of the police
           assigned to a certain district, and as a place of
           temporary confinement.
       (b) The house used as a shelter at a railway station.
    {Station master}, one who has charge of a station, esp. of a
       railway station.
    {Station pointer} (Surv.), an instrument for locating on a
       chart the position of a place from which the angles
       subtended by three distant objects, whose positions are
       known, have been observed.
    {Station staff} (Surv.), an instrument for taking angles in
       surveying. --Craig.
    Syn: {Station}, {Depot}.
    Usage: In the United States, a stopping place on a railway
           for passengers and freight is commonly called a depot:
           but to a considerable extent in official use, and in
           common speech, the more appropriate name, station, has
           been adopted.
  3. \Sta"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stationed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Stationing}.]
    To place; to set; to appoint or assign to the occupation of a
    post, place, or office; as, to station troops on the right of
    an army; to station a sentinel on a rampart; to station ships
    on the coasts of Africa.
          He gained the brow of the hill, where the English
          phalanx was stationed.                   --Lyttelton.