- 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.
- Also called instrument station, set-up.a point where an observation is taken.
- a precisely located reference point.
- a length of 100 feet (30 meters) along a survey line.
verb (used with object)
- static water,
- station agent,
- station break,
- station house,
- station wagon,
Origin of station
Examples from the Web for station
McCauley may have married beneath her station, but Gordon-Levitt has obsessive fans.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt|Melissa Leon|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A train had actually arrived at the station but its doors were already shut.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So Venediktov has decided to take the “illegal attacks” on the station to court, though his chances of success are low.
Now the station may be fighting its last battle, its editor tells The Daily Beast.
How did a normal Friday night with friends turn into 18-year-old second-year Hannah Graham running past a Shell station alone?Person of Interest Identified in Disappearance of UVA Student Hannah Graham|Julia Horowitz|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At station C-5, N. camurus was characteristically found in an area of shallow pools and riffles.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas|Artie L. Metcalf
Now, Miss Bruce, supposing you let me give you a lift to the station?The War-Workers|E.M. Delafield
Isn't into the premises—it's just in the hallway into the nurses' station.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
At the same time 2000 waggons were on the rails of the Petrograd station, their contents lying unutilized.England and Germany|Emile Joseph Dillon
The station agent came back, for it was nearly time for the other train to arrive.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South|Laura Lee Hope
- a place along a route or line at which a bus, train, etc, stops for fuel or to pick up or let off passengers or goods, esp one with ancillary buildings and servicesrailway station
- (as modifier)a station buffet
- a location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
- an assigned location for a member of a ship's crew
- one of the Stations of the Cross
- any of the churches (station churches) in Rome that have been used from ancient times as points of assembly for religious processions and ceremonies on particular days (station days)
Word Origin for station
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.