Meaning of station
Pronunciation: (stā'shun), [key]
- a place or position in which a person or thing is normally located.
- a stopping place for trains or other land conveyances, for the transfer of freight or passengers.
- the building or buildings at such a stopping place.
- the district or municipal headquarters of certain public services: police station; fire station; postal station.
- a place equipped for some particular kind of work, service, research, or the like: gasoline station; geophysical station.
- the position, as of persons or things, in a scale of estimation, rank, or dignity; standing: the responsibility of persons of high station.
- a position, office, rank, calling, or the like.
- Tune to the Civil Defense station.
- a studio or building from which broadcasts originate.
- a person or organization originating and broadcasting messages or programs.
- a specific frequency or band of frequencies assigned to a regular or special broadcaster:Tune to the Civil Defense station.
- the complete equipment used in transmitting and receiving broadcasts.
- a military place of duty.
- a semipermanent army post.
- a place or region to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
- (formerly in India) the area in which the British officials of a district or the officers of a garrison resided.
- a particular area or type of region where a given animal or plant is found.
- a ranch with its buildings, land, etc., esp. for raising sheep.
- Also calledinstrument station, set-up.a point where an observation is taken.
- a precisely located reference point.
- a length of 100 ft. (30 m) along a survey line.
- a section or area assigned to a waiter, soldier, etc.; post: The waiter says this isn't his station.
- the fact or condition of standing still.
- to assign a station to; place or post in a station or position.
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