What does station mean?

Definitions for station
ˈsteɪ ʃənsta·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word station.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stationnoun

    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. place, stationnoun

    proper or designated social situation

    "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"

  3. stationnoun

    (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty

  4. post, stationnoun

    the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand

    "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"

  5. stationverb

    the frequency assigned to a broadcasting station

  6. station, post, send, placeverb

    assign to a station


  1. stationnoun

    The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.

  2. stationnoun

    A stopping place

  3. stationnoun

    A regular stopping place for ground transportation.

    The next station is Esperanza.

  4. stationnoun

    A ground transportation depot.

    It's right across from the bus station.

  5. stationnoun

    One of the Stations of the Cross.

  6. stationnoun

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

  7. stationnoun

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

    The waitress was at her station preparing three checks.

  8. stationnoun

    Standing; rank; position.

    She had ambitions beyond her station.

  9. stationnoun

    A military base.

    She had a boyfriend at the station.

  10. stationverb

    To put in place to perform a task.

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

  11. stationverb

    To put in place to perform military duty.

    They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.

  12. stationnoun

    A place used for broadcasting radio or television.

    I used to work at a radio station.

  13. stationnoun

    A broadcasting entity.

    I used to listen to that radio station.

  14. stationnoun

    A very large sheep or cattle farm

    There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around, that the colt from old Regret had got away (A. B. Patterson, poet)

  15. stationnoun

    A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.

  16. stationnoun

    Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.

  17. Etymology: From estacioun, from estation, from stationem, accusative of statio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stationnoun

    the act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture

  2. Stationnoun

    a state of standing or rest; equilibrium

  3. Stationnoun

    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

  4. Stationnoun

    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

  5. Stationnoun

    the headquarters of the police force of any precinct

  6. Stationnoun

    the place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying

  7. Stationnoun

    the particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat

  8. Stationnoun

    a place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely

  9. Stationnoun

    a place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty

  10. Stationnoun

    a place calculated for the rendezvous of troops, or for the distribution of them; also, a spot well adapted for offensive measures. Wilhelm (Mil. Dict.)

  11. Stationnoun

    an enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc

  12. Stationnoun

    post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment

  13. Stationnoun

    situation; position; location

  14. Stationnoun

    state; rank; condition of life; social status

  15. Stationnoun

    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

  16. Stationnoun

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

  17. Stationnoun

    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

  18. Stationverb

    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


  1. Station

    Station is the second full-length album by the instrumental rock band Russian Circles, and was released on May 6, 2008. This is the band's second release and first with their new label, Suicide Squeeze.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Station

    stā′shun, n. the place where a person or thing stands: post assigned: position: office: situation: occupation, business: state: rank: condition in life: the place where railway trains come to a stand in order to take up and set down passengers and goods, the buildings erected at such a place for railway business: a regular stopping-place: a stock farm in Australia: a district or branch police-office: the place in India where the group of English officials or the officers of a garrison reside: a recess in a mine-shaft or passage for a pumping-machine: (pl.) in R.C. usage, applied to certain places of reputed sanctity, appointed to be visited as places of prayer, any one of the fourteen (fifteen, or even eleven) images or pictures ranged round a church, starting from one side of the high altar and ending at the other, representing the several stages of the Passion—the whole series the Way of Calvary.—v.t. to assign a station to: to set: to appoint to a post, place, or office.—adj. Stā′tional.—n. Stā′tionariness.—adj. Stā′tionary, pertaining to a station: standing: fixed: settled: acting from, or in, a fixed position (as an engine): not progressing or retrogressing: not improving.—n. Stā′tioner, one who sells paper and other articles used in writing.—adj. Stā′tionery, belonging to a stationer.—n. the articles sold by a stationer.—ns. Stā′tion-house, a temporary place of arrest; Stā′tion-mas′ter, one who has charge of a station, esp. on a railway.—Stationers' Hall, the hall in London belonging to the Company of the Stationers, who enjoyed until the passing of the Copyright Act in 1842 an absolute monopoly of printing and publishing; Stationery Office, an office in London for providing books, stationery, &c. to the government offices at home and abroad, and for making contracts for the printing of government reports and other public papers. [Fr.,—L. statiostāre, to stand.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. station

    The allotted places of the duties of each person on board. In most merchantmen the cry of "Every man to his station, and the cook to the fore-sheet," is calling the hands and the idlers.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. station

    To place; to set; or to appoint to the occupation of a post, place, or office; as, to station troops on the right or left of an army; to station a sentinel on a rampart.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'station' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1045

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'station' in Written Corpus Frequency: #910

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'station' in Nouns Frequency: #310

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of station in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of station in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of station in a Sentence

  1. Goldsmith:

    While the slightest inconveniences of the great are magnified into calamities, while tragedy mouths out their sufferings in all the strains of eloquence, the miseries of the poor are entirely disregarded; and yet some of the lower ranks of people undergo more real hardships in one day than those of a more exalted station suffer in their whole lives.

  2. Jacob McAfee:

    It was kind of fun... after a while every time they left on a call, the dog would run around to the front of the station where the fire engine pulls out and watch them leave for the call and follow us all around the station.

  3. Kansai Electric Power Co:

    Today's two rulings show a recognition that safety has been ensured at Takahama Nuclear Power Station and Ohi Nuclear Power Station.

  4. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick:

    American Immigration Council also strongly increases the risk of unconstitutional racial profiling by calling on Texas DPS to pull over any vehicle that they have reasonable suspicion is transporting migrants, american Immigration Council could severely disrupt the Biden administration's effort to create a public and private partnership to ensure migrants released by government custody are not simply dropped off at the bus station with no idea where to go.

  5. Richard Hofstadter:

    A university is not a service station. Neither is it a political society, nor a meeting place for political societies. With all its limitations and failures, and they are invariably many, it is the best and most benign side of our society insofar as that society aims to cherish the human mind.

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