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Definitions of station

  1. the position where someone ( as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; " a soldier manned the entrance post"; " a sentry station"
  2. assign to a station
  3. 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"
  4. proper or designated social situation; " he overstepped his place"; " the responsibilities of a man in his station"; " married above her station"
  5. ( nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
  6. 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.
  7. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.
  8. A state of standing or rest; equilibrium.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The headquarters of the police force of any precinct.
  12. The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying.
  13. The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  14. A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely.
  15. A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
  16. 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.).
  17. An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  18. Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
  19. Situation; position; location.
  20. State; rank; condition of life; social status.
  21. 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.
  22. A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. A place where a person or thing usually stands; as, a railroad flagman's station; headquarters for a body of persons, etc., ready for service; as, a police station; a stopping place on a railway for the use of passengers or for freight; position; as, he took up his station on the hill; social condition; rank.
  26. To place in a certain position; appoint or assign.
  27. 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: a district or branch post- office.
  28. To assign a station to: to set: to appoint to a post, place, or office.
  29. Place where a person or thing stands; post; office; rank; place where railway trains stop; police- office.
  30. To fix in a place; appoint; set; place on duty.
  31. To assign to a station.
  32. An assigned location.
  33. A place or building serving as a starting- point or stopping- place, as on a railway.
  34. Social condition; standing.
  35. The spot or place where a person or thing stands; post assigned; office; situation; position; place assigned for the rendezvous of troops; employment; occupation; rank; condition of life; place on a railway for passengers or goods; a district police office.
  36. To place; to appoint to the occupation of a place, post, or office.
  37. The spot or place where a person stands; post assigned; position; rank or condition of life; office; a halting or starting place on a railway; a police- office; in bot., the region occupied by any particular plant, being the locality which presents the conditions most favourable for its growth and development; in mil., the quarters of a regiment, or the place where located.
  38. To place; to appoint to the occupation of a certain post or point.

Usage examples for station

  1. She had not met him at the station. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. The whole family went to the station with him this morning! – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  3. Why ain't he up on his Jerusalem fire station instead of rampagin' round here in the woods? – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  4. The worst of it is he's been at the police station since four o'clock yesterday. – A Family Man (From the Fifth Series Plays) by John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009
  5. " I will meet you at the station to- morrow," Cairy called back. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  6. You ought to have been at the station, or at least at the hotel. – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
  7. Such was the state of things when Anneke's own girl came to ask me to go to her mistress, if it were possible for me to quit my station, were it only for a minute. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. Maybe we got off at the wrong station, Mother. – The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch by Howard R. Garis
  9. Is it walking ye are from the station? – A Dozen Ways Of Love by Lily Dougall
  10. You see it will not be far from the station. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  11. " It's no use," said Elise; " she has been gone about ten minutes, and in her fast car she is now more than half way to the station." – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  12. And he'll put you down at whatever station you say. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  13. That sort of thing is done at the station. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  14. You were at the station with me. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  15. An' he never met her at the station, even. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  16. Bet sighed with relief as the train pulled out of the station. – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  17. It is the station. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  18. The next day we got to a station known as " Johnson's." – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
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