Definitions for station
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word station.
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"
proper or designated social situation
"he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"
(nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
"a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
the frequency assigned to a broadcasting station
station, post, send, placeverb
assign to a station
The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.
A stopping place
A regular stopping place for ground transportation.
The next station is Esperanza.
A ground transportation depot.
It's right across from the bus station.
One of the Stations of the Cross.
A place where one stands or stays or is assigned to stand or stay.
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.
Standing; rank; position.
She had ambitions beyond her station.
A military base.
She had a boyfriend at the station.
To put in place to perform a task.
The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.
To put in place to perform military duty.
They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.
A place used for broadcasting radio or television.
I used to work at a radio station.
A broadcasting entity.
I used to listen to that radio station.
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)
A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.
Etymology: From estacioun, from estation, from stationem, accusative of statio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: station, French; statio, Latin.
Their manner was to stand at prayer, whereupon their meetings unto that purpose on those days had the names of stations given them. Richard Hooker.
All progression is performed by drawing on or impelling forward some part which was before in station or at quiet, where there are no joints. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
In station like the herald, Mercury,
New-lighted on a heav’n-kissing hill. William Shakespeare, Timon.
The seditious remained within their station, which, by reason of the nastiness of the beastly multitude, might more fitly be termed a kennel than a camp. John Hayward.
The planets in their station list’ning stood. John Milton.
To single stations now what years belong,
With planets join’d, they claim another song. Thomas Creech.
Michael in either hand leads them out of Paradise, the fiery serpent waving behind them, and the cherubims taking their stations to guard the place. John Milton.
The fig and date, why love they to remain
In middle station and an even plain;
While in the lower marsh the gourd is found,
And while the hill with olive-shade is crown’d? Matthew Prior.
No member of a political body so mean, but it may be useful in some station or other. Roger L'Estrange.
They believe that the common size of human understanding is fitted to some station or other. Jonathan Swift.
Whether those who are leaders of a party arrive at that station more by a sort of instinct, or influence of the stars, than by the possession of any great abilities, may be a point of much dispute. Jonathan Swift.
Far the greater part have kept their station. John Milton.
I can be contented with an humbler station in the temple of virtue, than to be set on the pinnacle. Dryden.
To place in a certain post, rank, or place.
Etymology: from the noun.
A station is a place or location where a particular activity or service is based, typically for transportation purposes, such as a railway, radio, TV broadcasting, or bus station. A station can also refer to a regular stopping place on a broadcasting schedule or a place where data is collected in fields such as science or meteorology. Additionally, "station" can denote a person's social standing or position in an organization or society.
the act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture
a state of standing or rest; equilibrium
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 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
the headquarters of the police force of any precinct
the place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying
the particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat
a place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely
a place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty
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.)
an enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc
post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment
situation; position; location
state; rank; condition of life; social status
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
a church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers
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
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
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
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. statio—stāre, to stand.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Station is ranked #113155 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Station surname appeared 155 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Station.
53.5% or 83 total occurrences were Black.
34.1% or 53 total occurrences were White.
9% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'station' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1045
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'station' in Written Corpus Frequency: #910
Rank popularity for the word 'station' in Nouns Frequency: #310
The numerical value of station in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of station in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The Angra 3 nuclear power station under construction west of Rio will be the last to be built as a public-works project, the next power station will be built by the private sector.
The state has allowed limited self-serve gas in rural counties since January 2018. Gas stations in counties that have populations of less than 40,000 can offer self-service gas to customers at any time. The change to the law that went into effect in 2018 impactedthe 15 least populated of Oregons 36 counties. Attendants are still required at gas stations in Oregons larger population centers of Portland, Eugene, Salem, Bendand Medford. GASOLINE HITS 99 CENTS AT KENTUCKY STATION, SELLS OUT The average price of Kentucky gas prices is $ 1.90. The price is much lower at one station. Drivers quickly took advantage of the 99 cent gas offered at London, KY station. The changes announced Saturday were already being met with criticism. Andrew Emmons, who pumps gas at a Chevron station in the Portland suburb of Sherwood, told the Oregonian it may impact public safety. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I dont think its a good idea for Oregonians to be able to pump their own fuel. Theres a few of us designated, trained attendants who touch the pumps and were taking the proper safety precautions.
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.
Let us forever forget that every station in life is necessarily that each deserves our respect; that not the station itself; but the worthy fulfillment of its duties does honor the man.
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
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Translations for station
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- stansiya, vağzalAzerbaijani
- ста́нцыя, вакза́лBelarusian
- ста́нция, га́раBulgarian
- estació, apostarCatalan, Valencian
- tv-station, stationDanish
- Bahnhof, StationGerman
- jaam, peatusEstonian
- توقف گاه, ایستگاهPersian
- station, gare, chaîneFrench
- stèiseanScottish Gaelic
- կայարան, կանգառArmenian
- canale, stazione, fermata, emittente, stazionareItalian
- [[駐屯]][[地]], 放送局, 駅, 部署Japanese
- станса, бекет, станцияKazakh
- 정류장, 채널, 터미널, 방송국, 역Korean
- tūnga, teihanaMāori
- stesen, balaiMalay
- ဘူတာရုံ, ကားဂိတ်Burmese
- halte, station, posterenDutch
- dworzec, stacjaPolish
- stație, garăRomanian
- ста́нция, вокза́л, остано́вкаRussian
- stanica, станица, kolodvor, колодворSerbo-Croatian
- ඉස්ටේසමSinhala, Sinhalese
- stacion, ndalesëAlbanian
- wokzal, stansiýa, stantsiýaTurkmen
- gar, istasyon, durakTurkish
- ста́нція, вокза́лUkrainian
- اسٹیشن, سٹیشنUrdu
- stantsiya, bekatUzbek
- nhà gaVietnamese
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