Meaning of STATION in English

STATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ steɪʃ(ə)n ]

( stations, stationing, stationed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

A station is a building by a railway line where trains stop so that people can get on or off.

Ingrid went with him to the railway station to see him off...

N-COUNT : oft n N

2.

A bus station is a building, usually in a town or city, where buses stop, usually for a while, so that people can get on or off.

N-COUNT : n N

3.

If you talk about a particular radio or television station , you are referring to the programmes broadcast by a particular radio or television company.

...an independent local radio station...

It claims to be the most popular television station in the UK.

N-COUNT : oft n N

4.

If soldiers or officials are stationed in a place, they are sent there to do a job or to work for a period of time.

Reports from the capital, Lome, say troops are stationed on the streets...

V-PASSIVE : be V-ed prep / adv

5.

If you station yourself somewhere, you go there and wait, usually for a particular purpose. ( FORMAL )

The musicians stationed themselves quickly on either side of the stairs...

= position

VERB : V pron-refl prep / adv

6.

see also fire station , gas station , petrol station , police station , power station , service station , space station , way station

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