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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STATIONnoun

    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.

  2. To Stationverb

    To place in a certain post, rank, or place.

    Etymology: from the noun.

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. United States:

    The context for that was, it would put some things on station in the event that a decision was made to bring this down while it was over Montana, so we wanted to make sure we were coordinating with civil authorities to empty out the airspace around that potential area.

  2. Christina Koch:

    Oh, how I miss the wind on my face, the feeling of raindrops, sand on my feet and the sound of the surf crashing on the Galveston beach, we take daily sensory inputs for granted until they are absent. The environmental inputs on the space station consist mostly of the constant hum of the ventilation system. It stirs the air, allowing the purification system to scrub and clean our atmosphere so it's breathable. While some places on the space station are as loud as a lawn mower, others are as quiet as the vacuum of space. I can not wait to feel and hear Earth again.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Somalis have made my city of Wilmington, Delaware, [their home] on a smaller scale. There is a large, very identifiable Somali community, i might add if you ever come to the train station with me you’ll notice I have great relationships with them because there’s an awful lot driving cabs and are friends of mine. For real. I’m not being solicitous. I’m being serious.

  4. Abraham Attah:

    , we went to a TV station in Ghana for an audition and...I was cast.

  5. Kelly Wirfel:

    The Department of Defense is aware of concerns about possible carcinogens around the DOD military commission site located at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, working together with the Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and other environmental and health officials, Navy Region Southeast is looking into this to identify whatever steps may be necessary to address these concerns.

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