• WordNet 3.6
    • v station assign to a station
    • n station 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"
    • n station the frequency assigned to a broadcasting station
    • n station the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand "a soldier manned the entrance post","a sentry station"
    • n station (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
    • n station proper or designated social situation "he overstepped his place","the responsibilities of a man in his station","married above her station"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the...
soldier at guard station soldier at guard station

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's first underground was the London Underground in1863. It has 275 stations and 253 miles of track.
    • Station (Eccl) A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
    • Station A place calculated for the rendezvous of troops, or for the distribution of them; also, a spot well adapted for offensive or defensive measures.
    • Station A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
    • Station A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely.
    • Station 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.
    • Station A state of standing or rest; equilibrium. "All progression is performed by drawing on or impelling forward some part which was before in station , or at quiet."
    • Station An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accommodation of a pump, tank, etc.
    • Station 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.
    • Station (Eccl) 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.
    • Station Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment. "By spending this day [Sunday] in religious exercises, we acquire new strength and resolution to perform God's will in our several stations the week following."
    • Station Situation; position; location. "The fig and date -- why love they to remain
      In middle station , and an even plain?"
    • Station State; rank; condition of life; social status. "The greater part have kept, I see,
      Their station ."
      "They in France of the best rank and station ."
    • Station The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture. "A station like the herald, Mercury.""Their manner was to stand at prayer, whereupon their meetings unto that purpose . . . had the names of stations given them."
    • Station (Eccl) 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.
    • Station The headquarters of the police force of any precinct.
    • Station The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
    • Station The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying.
    • Station 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.
    • v. t Station stā"shŭn 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 coast of Africa. "He gained the brow of the hill, where the English phalanx was stationed ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people
    • n station A standing still; a state of rest or inactivity.
    • n station Manner of standing; attitude; pose: rare except in the specific uses.
    • n station Specifically— In medicine, the steadiness (freedom from swaying) with which one stands.
    • n station The manner of standing or the attitude of live stock, particularly of exhibition game fowls: as, a duckwing game-cock of standard high station.
    • n station The spot or place where anything habitually stands or exists; particularly, the place to which a person is appointed and which he occupies for the performance of some duty; assigned post: as, a life-boat station; an observing-station; the station of a sentinel; the several stations of the officers and crew of a ship when the fire-signal is sounded.
    • n station The place where the police force of any district is assembled when not on duty; a district or branch police office. See police station, under police.
    • n station The place where the British officers of a district in India, or the officers of a garrison, reside; also, the aggregate of society in such a place: as, to ask the station to dinner.
    • n station The condition or position of an animal or a plant in its habitat, or its relation to its environment: often used synonymously with habitat (but habitat is simply the place where an animal or plant lives, station the condition under which it lives there).
    • n station In surveying: The place selected for planting the instrument with which an observation is to be made. A regular stopping-place. A fixed uniform distance (usually the length of a chain of 100 feet, or 66 feet, or half the length of a twenty-meter chain) into which a line of survey is divided. The stations are consecutively numbered.
    • n station Eccles.: In the early church, an assembly of the faithful in the church, especially for the celebration of the eucharist.
    • n station The fast and service on Wednesday and Friday (except between Easter and Pentecost), in memory of the council which condemned Christ, and of his passion. These are still maintained by the Greek Church, but the fast of Wednesday in the Western Church has been abrogated.
    • n station Among Roman Catholics, a church where indulgences are to be obtained on certain days.
    • n station Situation; position.
    • n station Status; rank; standing; specifically, rank or standing in life; social state or position; condition of life; hence, high rank or standing.
    • n station In mining, an enlargement made in a shaft, level, or gangway to receive a pump, bob, tank, or machinery of any kind.
    • n station Synonyms . See depot.
    • station To assign a station or position to: as, to station troops on the right or left of an army; to station a sentinel on a rampart; to station one's self at a door.
    • n station In phytogeography, the spot at which a plant has been collected or a species has been observed to occur.
    • n station In the Meth. Ch., a single church supplied with a fixed pastor: distinguished from a circuit. See circuit, 9.
    • n station In zoology, the particular district or districts inhabited by a given group of animals. See area.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first city in America to have a TV station was: Schenectady, NY.
    • n Station stā′shun 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 in order to take up and set down passengers and goods, the buildings erected at such a place for railway business: a regular stopping-place: a stock farm in Australia: a district or branch police-office: the place in India where the group of English officials or the officers of a garrison reside: a recess in a mine-shaft or passage for a pumping-machine:
    • v.t Station to assign a station to: to set: to appoint to a post, place, or office
    • n Station the articles sold by a stationer
    • n Station stā′shun (pl.) in R.C. usage, applied to certain places of reputed sanctity, appointed to be visited as places of prayer, any one of the fourteen (fifteen, or even eleven) images or pictures ranged round a church, starting from one side of the high altar and ending at the other, representing the several stages of the Passion—the whole series the Way of Calvary
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  • John J. Ingalls
    John J. Ingalls
    “In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.”
  • Tennessee Williams
    “A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “The post of honor is a private station.”
  • Sir William Jones
    Sir William Jones
    “The only road to the highest stations in this country is that of the law.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The philosopher must station themselves in the middle.”
  • Motto
    “The middle station is the most secure.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. statio, from stare, statum, to stand. See Stand
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. statiostāre, to stand.


In literature:

Central Station did not sound the least like Lime Street Station.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
She wasn't over sot 'bout the Station.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
The sub-station at North Beaumont blew all the fuses, and threw the breakers at the main station.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
Some of them come into the home stations at night, while others have separate out stations of their own.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Those whose stations were at the cable and capstan sprang to their places with unwonted alacrity.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
Both at Witbank Station and near Middelburg and Pan Stations we had skirmishes, but not important enough to describe in detail.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
Thomson and I are at present at the Five Towers Dressing Station for twenty-four hours' duty.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
And what's the station for Ardingly Park if it isn't Tilling?
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
Natt had left him stepping into the station at the town entrance.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Before the train ran through Witham station, conversation was proceeding briskly.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman

In poetry:

It's a train that suddenly
stops with no station around,
and we can hear the cricket,
and, leaning out the carriage
"The Wait" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Above whose hoary summit,
Where captive thunders sleep,
Three huge black clouds for ever
Their dreadful station keep.
"Song of the Crew of Diaz" by Louisa Stuart Costello
Still seem; as to my childhood's sight,
A midway station given
For happy spirits to alight
Betwixt the earth and heaven.
"To The Rainbow" by Thomas Campbell
Sneezoff was his designation,
Fair-haired boy, for ever pitied;
For to take his cruel station,
He but now Katinka quitted.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
There are fools in every station,
Richer and poor and old and young.
But the wisest fool that’s living
Knows he’s one, and holds his tongue.
"Fools" by Joseph Warren Watson
That you could be as you were that evening,
Seemed, till that evening, past belief!
"I love you! Love you!" Night; the station;
Your little hands so cold with grief…
""You used to say to me "I love you!"..."" by Konstantin Simonov

In news:

Sweeps is when Nielsen conducts research to see what local TV stations you watch — and when Nielsen is measuring, your favorite station may do things to make you tune in more.
The MTA is finally getting its way, with its board voting yesterday to shutter 44 stations booths and lay off 202 station agents next months in an effort to save $12.7 million over the next two years.
COLLEGE STATION, TX — A two-year-old is found wandering down a College Station street alone after his babysitter left him unattended.
To that end, highlights of Barber 's recent accomplishments include overseeing a number of station upgrades at Fire Station 2.
Soon, word spread about the show from station to station.
Station manager Wes Milbourn will succeed Boyer as general manager at the Local TV owned stations.
A dedication to the newly completed Morro Bay Fire Station at 715 Harbor St was held in front of the station Saturday, December 8, 2012 LAURA DICKINSON — Buy Photo.
COLLEGE STATION, TX — City Manager David Neeley has announced that he will formally leave the City of College Station organization effective Jan 11, 2013, about two years after assuming those duties.
The agency has finished upgrades to seven D stations in Bensonhurst and Coney Island, officials announced Thursday morning, fixing up the stations and installing artwork around them.
WUKY, UK's public radio station, salutes WRFL, UK's student radio station, on their 20th Anniversary.
A station announcer can record the script(s) for use as paid commercials or, if the station agrees, as public service announcements.
The original Shinjuku Station in Japan is one of the largest train stations leading in and out of bustling Tokyo.
These individuals will move from station to station mixing up the ingredients for each treat.
Join 650 AM WSM live at the Historic Station Inn for Station Inn Sessions with Mike Terry as we welcome Riders In The Sky.
He was suspended and then fired by the radio station for which h. He was suspended and then fired by the radio station for which he worked.

In science:

The second phase of the AMS experiment should begin on the International Space Station in the year 2005.
The RICH counter of the AMS experiment
Multiple ground stations may be needed to achieve the required average telemetry rate.
Relativistic Astrophysics Explorer
This improves the resolution to approximately 22% at low momenta, which is sufficient. In order to achieve a three-station PT measurement, we have developed a scheme that uses the minimum number of bits necessary in the calculation.
A 3-D Track-Finding Processor for the CMS Level-1 Muon Trigger
Each station in comprised of two or three superlayers (SL).
The CMS High Level Trigger
The Extrapolator Unit attempts to match track segments pairs of distinct stations.
The CMS High Level Trigger