Meaning of STATION in English

I. ˈstā-shən noun

Etymology: Middle English stacioun, from Anglo-French estation, statiun, from Latin station-, statio, from stare to stand — more at stand

Date: 14th century


a. : the place or position in which something or someone stands or is assigned to stand or remain

b. : any of the places in a manufacturing operation at which one part of the work is done

c. : equipment used usually by one person for performing a particular job

2. : the act or manner of standing : posture

3. : a stopping place: as


(1) : a regular stopping place in a transportation route

a bus station

(2) : the building connected with such a stopping place : depot 3

b. : one of the stations of the cross


a. : a post or sphere of duty or occupation

b. : a stock farm or ranch especially of Australia or New Zealand

5. : standing , rank

a woman of high station

6. : a place for specialized observation and study of scientific phenomena

a seismological station

a marine biological station

7. : a place established to provide a public service: as


(1) : fire station

(2) : police station

b. : a branch post office

8. : gas station


a. : a complete assemblage of radio or television equipment for transmitting or receiving

b. : the place in which such a station is located

II. transitive verb

( sta·tioned ; sta·tion·ing ˈstā-sh(ə-)niŋ)

Date: 1742

: to assign to or set in a station or position : post

station a guard at the door

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.