noun situation; position; location.
2. station ·noun a state of standing or rest; equilibrium.
3. station ·noun state; rank; condition of life; social status.
4. station ·noun the headquarters of the police force of any precinct.
5. station ·noun the act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.
6. station ·noun a place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely.
7. station ·noun a place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
8. station ·noun the place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying.
9. station ·noun a church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
10. station ·noun the particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
11. station ·noun an enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, ·etc.
12. station ·noun the fast of the fourth and sixth days of the week, wednesday and friday, in memory of the council which condemned christ, and of his passion.
13. station ·noun post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
14. station ·noun a place calculated for the rendezvous of troops, or for the distribution of them; also, a spot well adapted for offensive measures. wilhelm (mil. dict.).
15. station ·add. ·noun in australia, a sheep run or cattle run, together with the buildings belonging to it; also, the homestead and buildings belonging to such a run.
xvi. station ·noun the spot or place where anything stands, especially where a person or thing habitually stands, or is appointed to remain for a time; as, the station of a sentinel.
xvii. station ·noun a regular stopping place in a stage road or route; a place where railroad trains regularly come to a stand, for the convenience of passengers, taking in fuel, moving freight, ·etc.
xviii. station ·vt to place; to set; to appoint or assign to the occupation of a post, place, or office; as, to station troops on the right of an army; to station a sentinel on a rampart; to station ships on the coasts of africa.
xix. station ·noun one of the places at which ecclesiastical processions pause for the performance of an act of devotion; formerly, the tomb of a martyr, or some similarly consecrated spot; now, especially, one of those representations of the successive stages of our lord's passion which are often placed round the naves of large churches and by the side of the way leading to sacred edifices or shrines, and which are visited in rotation, stated services being performed at each;
called also station of the cross.