station
I. noun Etymology: Middle English stacioun, from Anglo-French estation, statiun, from Latin station-, statio, from stare to stand — more at stand Date: 14th century 1. a. the place or position in which something or someone stands or is assigned to stand or remain b. any of the places in a manufacturing operation at which one part of the work is done c. equipment used usually by one person for performing a particular job 2. the act or manner of standing ; posture 3. a stopping place: as a. (1) a regular stopping place in a transportation route <
a bus station
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(2) the building connected with such a stopping place ; depot 3 b. one of the stations of the cross 4. a. a post or sphere of duty or occupation b. a stock farm or ranch especially of Australia or New Zealand 5. standing, rank <
a woman of high station
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6. a place for specialized observation and study of scientific phenomena <
a seismological station
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<
a marine biological station
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7. a place established to provide a public service: as a. (1) fire station (2) police station b. a branch post office 8. gas station 9. a. a complete assemblage of radio or television equipment for transmitting or receiving b. the place in which such a station is located II. transitive verb (stationed; stationing) Date: 1742 to assign to or set in a station or position ; post <
station a guard at the door
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  • station — [ stasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • fin XIIe; lat. statio, de stare « se tenir debout, s arrêter » I ♦ 1 ♦ Fait de s arrêter au cours d un déplacement. ⇒ arrêt, halte, pause. Une brève station. « on fit station devant une armoire vitrée où s étalaient des bijoux …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 Webster] Their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • station — UK US /ˈsteɪʃən/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE the place or desk where someone does their work: »The guard was away from his station when the alarm sounded. »You will usually find the receptionist at her station in the lobby. ► TRANSPORT a place where… …   Financial and business terms

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  • station — [stā′shən] n. [ME stacioun < OFr station < L statio, a standing, post, station < status, pp. of stare, to STAND] 1. the place where a person or thing stands or is located, esp. an assigned post, position, or location; specif., a) the… …   English World dictionary

  • Station — Sf std. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. statio ( ōnis), eigentlich Stehen, Stand , zu l. stāre stehen . In der Bedeutung Bahnhof ist das Wort übernommen aus dem Postwesen. Adjektiv: stationär; Verb: stationieren.    Ebenso nndl. station, ne …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • station — Station. s. f. Pause, demeure de peu de durée qu on fait en un lieu pour se reposer. Faisons là une station. Station, se dit aussi, Des Eglises, Chapelles, & Autels marquez, & ordonnez, pour y faire certaines prieres, pour y gagner les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Station — Sta tion (st[=a] sh[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stationed} ( sh[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stationing}.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Station — (station; station; stazione), von dem Lateinischen »statio«, eigentlich das Anhalten oder Stehenbleiben aus vorhergehender Bewegung, im Eisenbahnwesen außer dieser Bedeutung (z.B. »der Zug macht S. in ...«) in 2 übertragenen Bedeutungen: 1. Zur… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • station — [n1] headquarters, base base of operations, depot, home office, house, location, locus, main office, place, position, post, seat, site, situation, spot, stop, terminal, whereabouts; concept 198 station [n2] social or occupational status… …   New thesaurus

  • station — ► NOUN 1) a place where passenger trains stop on a railway line, typically with platforms and buildings. 2) a place where a specified activity or service is based: a radar station. 3) a broadcasting company of a specified kind. 4) the place where …   English terms dictionary

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