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Definition of Station


  1. 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.
  2. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.
  3. A state of standing or rest; equilibrium.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The headquarters of the police force of any precinct.
  7. The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying.
  8. The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  9. A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely.
  10. A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
  11. 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.).
  12. An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  13. Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
  14. Situation; position; location.
  15. State; rank; condition of life; social status.
  16. 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.
  17. A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.

Station Quotations

One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all - to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.
Ezra Taft Benson

The magic of Disneyland, walking through the tunnel underneath the train station to Main Street, it just transports you to other places and other times.
John Lasseter

Wherever I go, I'm watching. Even on vacation, when I'm in an airport or a railroad station, I look around, snap pictures, and find out how people do things.
Richard Scarry

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
Tim Allen

Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth. It is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one's family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.
Ezra Taft Benson
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Station Translations

station in Afrikaans is stasie
station in Danish is station
station in Dutch is stationsgebouw, station
station in Finnish is rautatieasema, asema
station in French is gare, station
station in German is Bahnhof, Station
station in Latin is constituo, constituo, pono posui positum
station in Norwegian is stasjon
station in Spanish is estacion
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