Definition of station
What does the word station mean?
part of speech: noun, transitive verb
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]