station house

station house
noun Date: 1833 a house at a post or station; especially police station

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Station house — Station Sta tion (st[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. statio, from stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}.] 1. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture. [R.] [1913 Webster] A station like the herald, Mercury. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • station house — station .house n AmE old fashioned the local office of the police in a town, part of a city etc = ↑police station …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • station house — station ,house noun count AMERICAN OLD FASHIONED a local police or fire station …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • station house — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a police or fire station …   English terms dictionary

  • station house — n. a building used as a station, esp. by a company of police or firefighters …   English World dictionary

  • station house — noun a station that serves as headquarters for police in a particular district; serves as a place from which policemen are dispatched and to which arrested persons are brought (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑police station, ↑police headquarters • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • station house — /ˈsteɪʃən haʊs/ (say stayshuhn hows) noun 1. a house or building at or serving as a station, especially a police station or train station. 2. the homestead on a rural property: *knowing what life is like in the older station houses – places where …   Australian English dictionary

  • station-house — n. 1. Station, railway station. 2. Police station, lock up, watch house …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • station house — sta′tion house n. a police station or fire station • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • station house — a police station or fire station. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

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