Definitions of station

  1. To place in a certain position; appoint or assign.
  2. To assign a station to: to set: to appoint to a post, place, or office.
  3. To fix in a place; appoint; set; place on duty.
  4. To assign to a station.
  5. assign to a station
  6. To place; to appoint to the occupation of a place, post, or office.
  7. To place; to appoint to the occupation of a certain post or point.
  8. 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"
  9. proper or designated social situation; " he overstepped his place"; " the responsibilities of a man in his station"; " married above her station"
  10. ( nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
  11. 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.
  12. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.
  13. A state of standing or rest; equilibrium.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. The headquarters of the police force of any precinct.
  17. The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying.
  18. The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  19. A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely.
  20. A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
  21. 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.).
  22. An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  23. Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
  24. Situation; position; location.
  25. State; rank; condition of life; social status.
  26. 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.
  27. A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Place where a person or thing stands; post; office; rank; place where railway trains stop; police- office.
  33. An assigned location.
  34. A place or building serving as a starting- point or stopping- place, as on a railway.
  35. Social condition; standing.
  36. 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.
  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.