way station
noun Date: 1850 1. a station set between principal stations on a line of travel (as a railroad) 2. an intermediate stopping place

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  • Way station — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way station — may be: *Way Station (novel) a 1963 science fiction novel by Clifford D. Simak *The Way Station chapter 2 of The Dark Tower I – The Gunslinger by Stephen King. *Waystation Studioee also*mansio (Latin) *station *stopover *whistle stop *weigh… …   Wikipedia

  • way station — way .station n AmE 1.) old fashioned a place to stop between the main stations of a railway 2.) a place where you can stop before going on somewhere else way station to ▪ The refugee camps, however dreadful, were a way station to their dream …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • way station — way stations 1) N COUNT A way station is a place where people stop to eat and rest when they are on a long journey. 2) N COUNT A way station is a small station between two large stations on a railway. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • way station — way ,station noun count AMERICAN 1. ) a station between the major stations on a railroad line 2. ) a temporary stage in a longer process …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • way station — ☆ way station n. a small railroad station between more important ones, where through trains stop only on signal …   English World dictionary

  • way station — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a stopping place on a journey …   English terms dictionary

  • way station — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms way station : singular way station plural way stations American 1) a station between the major stations on a railway line 2) a temporary stage in a longer process …   English dictionary

  • way station — way′ sta tion n. any of various stations intermediate between principal stations, as on a railroad • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • way station — noun 1. a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal • Syn: ↑whistle stop, ↑flag stop • Hypernyms: ↑railway station, ↑railroad station, ↑railroad terminal, ↑train station, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • way station — /ˈweɪ steɪʃən/ (say way stayshuhn) noun US a station intermediate between principal stations, as on a railway …   Australian English dictionary

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