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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. ( Navy) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
  5. proper or designated social situation; " he overstepped his place"; " the responsibilities of a man in his station"; " married above her station"
  6. ( nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
  7. 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.
  8. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.
  9. A state of standing or rest; equilibrium.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The headquarters of the police force of any precinct.
  13. The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying.
  14. The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  15. A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely.
  16. A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
  17. 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.).
  18. An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  19. Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
  20. Situation; position; location.
  21. State; rank; condition of life; social status.
  22. 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.
  23. A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. To place in a certain position; appoint or assign.
  28. The art or manner of standing.
  29. 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.
  30. To assign a station to: to set: to appoint to a post, place, or office.
  31. Place where a person or thing stands; post; office; rank; place where railway trains stop; police- office.
  32. To fix in a place; appoint; set; place on duty.
  33. To assign to a station.
  34. An assigned location.
  35. A place or building serving as a starting- point or stopping- place, as on a railway.
  36. Social condition; standing.
  37. 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.
  38. To place; to appoint to the occupation of a place, post, or office.
  39. 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.
  40. To place; to appoint to the occupation of a certain post or point.
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Quotes of station

  1. The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69. – Jonathan Carroll
  2. Just about any story we think about doing, whether we've read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth- by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene. – Connie Chung
  3. At a tiny station in New Albany, Indiana, which is right across from the river from Louisville, Kentucky, where I grew up. The Louisville stations were loath to hire beginners, so I had to go across the river. – Bob Edwards
  4. The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron, being frequently invested with a great charge, on which the fate of a kingdom may depend, ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal to so important a station and so extensive a command. – William Falconer
  5. I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA. – Marc Garneau
  6. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead station – William Gibson
  7. Our shuttle crew is four people, because we're going to transfer a crew up to station so all the jobs are divided between four people rather than five or six people. So it's been busy. – Linda M. Godwin
  8. At that point, there will be the handover between the shuttle arm and the station arm so that the shuttle arm will take the cradle and put it into the cargo bay. – Umberto Guidoni
  9. There will be no support in the island of Ireland for building a nuclear power station – Peter Hain
  10. I worked at a local television station and I got a chance to direct and do all those things- worked kiddie shows, Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that. – Barry Levinson
  11. So the search for a father in Central Station is also a search for a country. – Walter Salles
  12. I've always thought space station is a great name. It should be like a gas station where we go for service and supplies before heading further out. – Wally Schirra
  13. Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves. – U. Thant
  14. The only one that got through was Jimmy Walker, because he plays the gas station attendant. I mean, there's nothing wrong with it, it's just that we were kind of purists at the time, and we didn't want any comedians. – David Zucker

Usage examples for station

  1. She had not met him at the station – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. It is the station – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  3. You see it will not be far from the station – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  4. The whole family went to the station with him this morning! – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Every man was at his station – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. " I will meet you at the station to- morrow," Cairy called back. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  10. You ought to have been at the station or at least at the hotel. – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
  11. Is it walking ye are from the station – A Dozen Ways Of Love by Lily Dougall
  12. 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
  13. An' he never met her at the station even. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  14. All the people from Mercer's place use it when they drive here to the station – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  15. " 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
  16. You were at the station with me. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  17. Maybe we got off at the wrong station Mother. – The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch by Howard R. Garis
  18. And he'll put you down at whatever station you say. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  19. The next day we got to a station known as " Johnson's." – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  20. That sort of thing is done at the station – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison

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