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Station definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STATION, n. [L.]
1. The act of standing.
Their manner was to stand at prayer--on which their meetings for that purpose received the name of stations.
2. A state of rest.
All progression is preformed by drawing on or impelling forward what was before in station or at quiet. [Rare.]
3. The spot or place where one stands, particularly where a person habitually stands, or is appointed to remain for a time; as the station of a sentinel. Each detachment of troops had its station.
4. Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform. The chief magistrate occupies the first political station in a nation. Other officers fill subordinate stations. The office of bishop is an ecclesiastical station of great importance. It is the duty of the executive to fill all civil and military stations with men of worth.
5. Situation; position.
The fig and date, why love they to remain in middle station?
6. Employment; occupation; business.
By sending the sabbath in retirement and religious exercises, we gain new strength and resolution to perform Gods will in our several stations the week following.
7. Character; state.
The greater part have kept their station.
8. Rank; condition of life. He can be contented with a humble station.
9. In church history, 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.
10. In the church of Rome, a church where indulgences are to be had on certain days.
STATION, v.t. To place; to set; or to appoint to the occupation of a post, place or office; as, to station troops on the right or left of an army; to station a sentinel on a rampart; to station ships on the coast of Africa or in the West Indies; to station a man at the head of the department of finance.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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"
2: proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station" [syn: place, station]
3: (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
4: the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station" [syn: post, station]
5: the frequency assigned to a broadcasting station v
1: assign to a station [syn: station, post, send, place]

Merriam Webster's

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> (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> 6. a place for specialized observation and study of scientific phenomena <a seismological station> <a marine biological station> 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>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a a regular stopping place on a railway line, with a platform and usu. administrative buildings. b these buildings (see also bus station, coach station). 2 a place or building etc. where a person or thing stands or is placed, esp. habitually or for a definite purpose. 3 a a designated point or establishment where a particular service or activity is based or organized (police station; polling station). b US a subsidiary post office. 4 an establishment involved in radio or television broadcasting. 5 a a military or naval base esp. hist. in India. b the inhabitants of this. 6 position in life; rank or status (ideas above your station). 7 Austral. & NZ a large sheep or cattle farm. 8 Bot. a particular place where an unusual species etc. grows. --v.tr. 1 assign a station to. 2 put in position. Phrases and idioms: station-bill Naut. a list showing the prescribed stations of a ship's crew for various drills or in an emergency. station break US a pause between broadcast programmes for an announcement of the identity of the station transmitting them. station hand Austral. a worker on a large sheep or cattle farm. station house US a police station. station-keeping the maintenance of one's proper relative position in a moving body of ships etc. station of the cross RC Ch. a each of a series of usu. 14 images or pictures representing the events in Christ's passion before which devotions are performed in some churches. b each of these devotions. station pointer Naut. a ship's navigational instrument, often a three-armed protractor, for fixing one's place on a chart from the angle in the horizontal plane between two land- or sea-marks. station sergeant Brit. the sergeant in charge of a police station. station-wagon an estate car. Etymology: ME, = standing, f. OF f. L statio -onis f. stare stand

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Station Sta"tion, n. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Station Sta"tion, 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.] A station like the herald, Mercury. --Shak. Their manner was to stand at prayer, whereupon their meetings unto that purpose . . . had the names of stations given them. --Hooker. 2. A state of standing or rest; equilibrium. [Obs.] All progression is performed by drawing on or impelling forward some part which was before in station, or at quiet. --Sir T. Browne. 3. 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. Specifically: (a) 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. (b) The headquarters of the police force of any precinct. (c) The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying. (d) (Biol.) The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat. (e) (Naut.) A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely. (f) A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty. (g) (Mil.) A place calculated for the rendezvous of troops, or for the distribution of them; also, a spot well adapted for offensive measures. --Wilhelm (Mil. Dict.). (h) (Mining) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc. 4. 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. --R. Nelson. 5. Situation; position; location. The fig and date -- why love they to remain In middle station, and an even plain? --Prior. 6. State; rank; condition of life; social status. The greater part have kept, I see, Their station. --Milton. They in France of the best rank and station. --Shak. 7. (Eccl.) (a) 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. (b) (R. C. Ch.) A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers. --Addis & Arnold. (c) 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. --Fairholt. Station bill. (Naut.) Same as Quarter bill, under Quarter. Station house. (a) The house serving for the headquarters of the police assigned to a certain district, and as a place of temporary confinement. (b) The house used as a shelter at a railway station. Station master, one who has charge of a station, esp. of a railway station. Station pointer (Surv.), an instrument for locating on a chart the position of a place from which the angles subtended by three distant objects, whose positions are known, have been observed. Station staff (Surv.), an instrument for taking angles in surveying. --Craig. Syn: Station, Depot. Usage: In the United States, a stopping place on a railway for passengers and freight is commonly called a depot: but to a considerable extent in official use, and in common speech, the more appropriate name, station, has been adopted.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Station Sta"tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stationed; 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 a sentinel on a rampart; to station ships on the coasts of Africa. He gained the brow of the hill, where the English phalanx was stationed. --Lyttelton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(stations, stationing, stationed) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. A station is a building by a railway line where trains stop so that people can get on or off. Ingrid went with him to the railway station to see him off... N-COUNT: oft n N 2. A bus station is a building, usually in a town or city, where buses stop, usually for a while, so that people can get on or off. N-COUNT: n N 3. If you talk about a particular radio or television station, you are referring to the programmes broadcast by a particular radio or television company. ...an independent local radio station... It claims to be the most popular television station in the UK. N-COUNT: oft n N 4. If soldiers or officials are stationed in a place, they are sent there to do a job or to work for a period of time. Reports from the capital, Lome, say troops are stationed on the streets... V-PASSIVE: be V-ed prep/adv 5. If you station yourself somewhere, you go there and wait, usually for a particular purpose. (FORMAL) The musicians stationed themselves quickly on either side of the stairs... = position VERB: V pron-refl prep/adv 6. see also fire station, gas station, petrol station, police station, power station, service station, space station, way station

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Place, position, post, location, situation. 2. Office, function, business, employment, sphere of duty, occupation. 3. Rank, standing, character, state, degree, condition, status. 4. Station-house, railway station, depot. II. v. a. Place, locate, post, fix, establish, set.

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