station

station
sta•tion
[[t]ˈsteɪ ʃən[/t]] n.
1) a place or position in which a person or thing is normally located
2) rai a stopping place for trains or other land conveyances, for the transfer of freight or passengers
3) the building or buildings at such a stopping place
4) the district or municipal headquarters of certain public services:
a police station[/ex]
5) a place equipped for some particular kind of work, service, research, or activity:
a geophysical station[/ex]
6) the position, as of persons or things, in a scale of estimation, rank, or dignity; standing
7) a position, office, rank, calling, or the like
8) sbz rtv
a) a studio or building from which radio or television broadcasts originate
b) a person or organization originating such broadcasts
c) rtv a specific frequency or band of frequencies assigned to a regular or special broadcaster:
the Civil Defense station[/ex]
d) rtv the complete equipment used in transmitting and receiving broadcasts
9) mil
a) a military place of duty
b) a semipermanent army post
10) mil a place or region to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
11) ecl a particular area or type of region where a given animal or plant is found
12) brit. (in Australia) a ranch with its buildings, land, etc., esp. for raising sheep
13) Survey.
a) sur a point where an observation is taken
b) sur a precisely located reference point
14) a section or area assigned for work or duty; post
15) rel one of the 14 stations of the cross
16) to assign a station to; place or post in a station or position
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME stacioun < AF < L statiō a standing still, halting place =sta-, var. s. of stāre to stand+-tiō -tion sta′tion•al, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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