stationing himself at the head of the lists, he bids his pursuivant challenge all comers.
At a late hour the Eldership closed with a report of the stationing Committee.
The Germans have been quick to realise the importance of stationing active agents at the vital posts.
The stationing of a ship of war at Vancouver to protect the company.
Philip helped Sarah in, placed Jeannie beside her, and stationing himself upon the middle bench took up a second pair of oars.
stationing themselves at the window, he and Polly watched and listened.
The old method of stationing tanks behind or in the battle zone had been discarded.
stationing the men around where the bear was likely to break cover, I went in with the dogs to drive him out.
Were they incarcerating some new prisoner, or were they stationing a spy there?
Orr, stationing associates on guard, went over to Sylvia, urging her to go.
late 13c., "place which one normally occupies," from Old French station, from Latin stationem (nominative statio) "a standing, post, job, position," related to stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
The meaning "place for a special purpose" (e.g. polling station) is first recorded 1823; radio station is from 1912. The meaning "regular stopping place" is first recorded 1797, in reference to coach routes; applied to railroads 1830. Meaning "each of a number of holy places visited in succession by pilgrims" is from late 14c., hence Station of the Cross (1550s).
Station wagon in the automobile sense is first recorded 1929, from earlier use for a horse-drawn conveyance that took passengers to and from railroad stations (1894). Station house "police station" is attested from 1836.
"to assign a post or position to," 1748, from station (n.). Related: Stationed; stationing.