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Definitions of station

  1. the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. assign to a station Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (Navy) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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 Dictionary DB
  8. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A state of standing or rest; equilibrium. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The headquarters of the police force of any precinct. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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.). Newage Dictionary DB
  18. An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Situation; position; location. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. State; rank; condition of life; social status. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. A place where a person or thing usually stands; as, a railroad flagman's station; headquarters for a body of persons, etc., ready for service; as, a police station; a stopping place on a railway for the use of passengers or for freight; position; as, he took up his station on the hill; social condition; rank. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To place in a certain position; appoint or assign. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. The art or manner of standing. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  29. 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: a district or branch post-office. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To assign a station to: to set: to appoint to a post, place, or office. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Place where a person or thing stands; post; office; rank; place where railway trains stop; police-office. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To fix in a place; appoint; set; place on duty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To assign to a station. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. An assigned location. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A place or building serving as a starting-point or stopping-place, as on a railway. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Social condition; standing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. The spot or place where a person or thing stands; post assigned; office; situation; position; place assigned for the rendezvous of troops; employment; occupation; rank; condition of life; place on a railway for passengers or goods; a district police office. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To place; to appoint to the occupation of a place, post, or office. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. The spot or place where a person stands; post assigned; position; rank or condition of life; office; a halting or starting place on a railway; a police-office; in bot., the region occupied by any particular plant, being the locality which presents the conditions most favourable for its growth and development; in mil., the quarters of a regiment, or the place where located. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. To place; to appoint to the occupation of a certain post or point. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. 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. dictgcide_fs
  42. st[=a]'shun, n. 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: (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.--v.t. to assign a station to: to set: to appoint to a post, place, or office.--adj. ST[=A]'TIONAL.--n. ST[=A]'TIONARINESS.--adj. ST[=A]'TIONARY, pertaining to a station: standing: fixed: settled: acting from, or in, a fixed position (as an engine): not progressing or retrogressing: not improving.--n. ST[=A]'TIONER, one who sells paper and other articles used in writing.--adj. ST[=A]'TIONERY, belonging to a stationer.--n. the articles sold by a stationer.--ns. ST[=A]'TION-HOUSE, a temporary place of arrest; ST[=A]'TION-MAS'TER, one who has charge of a station, esp. on a railway.--STATIONERS' HALL, the hall in London belonging to the Company of the Stationers, who enjoyed until the passing of the Copyright Act in 1842 an absolute monopoly of printing and publishing; STATIONERY OFFICE, an office in London for providing books, stationery, &c. to the government offices at home and abroad, and for making contracts for the printing of government reports and other public papers. [Fr.,--L. statio--st[=a]re, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Spot, place, building, &c., in which person or thing stands or is placed esp. habitually or for definite purpose, as was assigned a s. in the valley, returned to their several ss., took up a convenient s., coastguard s. (occupied by coastguardsmen), POLICE s., life-boat s. (where life-boat is kept), naval s., place affording shelter or harbour for ships with dockyard &c.; stopping-place on railway with buildings for accommodation of passengers& goods or (goods s.) of goods only; position in life, (high) rank, status, employment, as occupied a humble s., men of (exalted) s., the duties of his s.; (Surv.) point from which measurements are made, standard distance usu. 100 or 66 ft; military post esp. in India, officers or society residing there; (Eccl.) fast on Wed. & Fri. (Greek Ch.) or on Friday (R.-C. Ch.) in memory of council that condemned Christ& of his passion, (also s. of the cross) each of series of 14 images or pictures representing Christ\'s passion before which devotions are performed in some churches; (R.-C. Ch.) church to which procession goes for devotions; (Bot., Zool.) nature of the habitat of plant or animal in respect of climate, soil, &c.; s.-bill (naut.), list of appointed posts of ship\'s company; s.-calendar, board showing successively the starting-time of trains at each platform; s.-house, police station; s.-master, official in charge of railways.; s.-pointer, three-armed protractor for locating place on chart from certain data; (v.t.) assign s. to, place (person, oneself) in s. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Manner of standing. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  45. [L.] (Bot. And Zool.) A continuous district, inhabited by any given animal or plant. It may be coextensive with a habitat (q.v.). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  46. Any military post held permanently by troops. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  47. n. [Latin] The spot or place where any thing stands, especially where a person or thing habitually stands, or is appointed to remain for a time: situation; position ;-post assigned; office ;-employment ; occupation; business;--state; condition of life;-a stopping-place where railroad trains take in passengers, &c. :- the place where the police force of any precinct is assembled when not on duty ;-the place at which an instrument is planted and observations are made. Cabinet Dictionary

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