Definition of Station

1. Noun. A facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose. "The train pulled into the station"

2. Verb. Assign to a station.
Exact synonyms: Place, Post, Send
Specialized synonyms: Garrison, Fort, Locate, Place, Site
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Place

3. Noun. Proper or designated social situation. "Married above her station"
Exact synonyms: Place
Specialized synonyms: Niche
Generic synonyms: Rank, Social Rank, Social Station, Social Status

4. Noun. (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
Category relationships: Naval Forces, Navy
Generic synonyms: Place, Position

5. Noun. The position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand. "A sentry station"
Exact synonyms: Post
Specialized synonyms: Bridgehead, Lookout, Observation Post, Outpost, Outstation
Generic synonyms: Place, Position

6. Noun. The frequency assigned to a broadcasting station.
Generic synonyms: Radio Frequency

Definition of Station

1. n. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.

2. v. t. 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.

3. 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.

Definition of Station

1. Noun. (obsolete) The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis. ¹

2. Noun. A stopping place ¹

3. Noun. A regular stopping place for ground transportation. ¹

4. Noun. A ground transportation depot. ¹

5. Noun. One of the Stations of the Cross. ¹

6. Noun. A place where one stands or stays or is assigned to stand or stay. ¹

7. Noun. A place where one performs a tasks or where one is on call to perform a task. ¹

8. Noun. Standing; rank; position. ¹

9. Noun. A military base. ¹

10. Noun. A place used for broadcasting radio or television. ¹

11. Noun. A broadcasting entity. ¹

12. Noun. (Australia New Zealand) A very large sheep or cattle farm ¹

13. Noun. (Newfoundland) A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing. ¹

14. Noun. (surveying) Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path. ¹

15. Verb. To put in place to perform a task. ¹

16. Verb. To put in place to perform military duty. ¹

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Definition of Station

1. to assign to a position [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Station

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Literary usage of Station

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The first establishes and operates a dressing station and collects the wounded thereat ... The dressing station party, including the litter-bearers with its ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"As the engagement develops, an Aid station is established for each regiment as the ... The time and place for opening an aid station are determined by the ..."

3. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1855)
"KAIPARA : A station of the Wesleyan Missionary Society on the western coast ... KAITAI : The most northern station of the Church Missionary Society in New ..."

4. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1908)
"The company proposes to construct a new passenger station building on its railroad at a point about two thousand feet south of the location of the present ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"One of the moot points in station design is the source of this auxiliary power, whether it should be derived from steam turbines or from electric motors ..."

6. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1898)
"Selection should therefore be made, chops- ing: those things of most special importance by each station for its location and constituency. ..."

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