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station

A station is a regular stopping place, like a bus station, a train station, or even a radio station.

To understand all the jobs the word station has, check out its past — station comes from the Latin stationem for "a job or position," via the word stare which means "to stand.” A station can be where trains “stand,” or a police station where police do their job. Your station in life is your social place. It’s also a verb — like when the military stations troops to protect a border.

Definitions of station
  1. noun
    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
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    broadcast station, broadcasting station
    a station equipped to broadcast radio or television programs
    fire station, firehouse
    a station housing fire apparatus and firemen
    first-aid station
    a station providing emergency care or treatment before regular medical aid can be obtained
    observation station
    a station set up for making observations of something
    police headquarters, police station, precinct, station house
    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
    power plant, power station, powerhouse
    an electrical generating station
    service station
    a station where gasoline and oil are sold and facilities are available for repairing or maintaining automobiles
    substation
    a subsidiary station where electricity is transformed for distribution by a low-voltage network
    depot, terminal, terminus
    station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    air terminal, airport terminal
    a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight
    bus depot, bus station, bus terminal, coach station
    a terminal that serves bus passengers
    cathode
    the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
    aid station, dressing station
    (military) a station located near a combat area for giving first aid to the wounded
    filling station, gas station, gasoline station, petrol station
    a service station that sells gasoline
    radio station
    station for the production and transmission of AM or FM radio broadcasts
    railroad station, railroad terminal, railway station, train depot, train station
    terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods
    sampler, sampling station
    an observation station that is set up to make sample observations of something
    subway station
    a terminal where subways load and unload passengers
    TV station, television station
    station for the production and transmission of television broadcasts
    truck stop
    a roadside service station (and restaurant) that caters to truck drivers
    wind energy facility, wind farm, wind park
    a power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity
    type of:
    facility, installation
    a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
  2. noun
    the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    “a sentry station
    synonyms: post
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    bridgehead
    a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
    lookout, observation post
    an elevated post affording a wide view
    outpost, outstation
    a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
    meteorological observation post, weather station
    one of a network of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded
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    place, position
    the particular portion of space occupied by something
  3. noun
    proper or designated social situation
    “the responsibilities of a man in his station
    “married above her station
    synonyms: place
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    niche
    a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
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    echelon, rank, social rank, social station, social status
    position in a social hierarchy
  4. noun
    the frequency assigned to a broadcasting station
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    radio frequency
    an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared
  5. noun
    (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
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    place, position
    the particular portion of space occupied by something
  6. verb
    assign to a station
    synonyms: place, post, send
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    garrison
    station (troops) in a fort or garrison
    fort
    station (troops) in a fort
    locate, place, site
    assign a location to
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
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