From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstationsta‧tion1 /ˈsteɪʃən/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 train/bus [countable] a place where trains or buses regularly stop so that passengers can get on and off, goods can be loaded etc, or the buildings at such a place → terminus I want to get off at the next station. Grand Central Station Is there a waiting room in the station?train station/railway station British English the city bus station2 centre for a service or activity [countable]TBB a building or place that is a centre for a particular kind of service or activity a police station a fire stationpetrol station British English, gas station American English (=where petrol is sold)polling station (=where you vote in an election) an Antarctic research station → action stations3 radio/tv [countable] an organization which makes television or radio broadcasts, or the building where this is done New York jazz station WBGO a local TV station4 social rank [countable] old-fashionedPOSITION/RANK your position in society Karen was definitely getting ideas above her station (=higher than her social rank).5 position [countable] formalPLACE a place where someone stands or sits in order to be ready to do something quickly if needed You’re not to leave your station unless told.6 farm [countable]TA a large sheep or cattle farm in Australia or New Zealand7 army/navy [countable]PM a small military establishment an isolated naval stationTHESAURUSstation a place where trains or buses regularly stopThe town has its own railway station.Paddington Station in west Londonthe bus stationterminus the station or stop at the end of a railway or bus lineWe’ve arranged to meet her at the Victoria bus terminus.the railway terminus in central Calcuttatrack [usually plural] the metal lines along which trains travel. This is sometimes used in American English to say which part of a station a train will leave fromThe passenger train, traveling at 120 mph, careered off the tracks. platform the raised place beside a railway track where you get on and off a train in a station – used especially to say which part of a station a train will leave fromTrains for Oxford leave from Platform 2.ticket office (also booking office British English) the place at a station where tickets are soldYou can buy rail tickets online or at the ticket office.departures board British English (also departure board American English) a board saying when and from which part of a station each train will leaveThe departures board said that the train was ten minutes late.
Examples from the Corpusstation• a bus station• I need to stop at the gas station on the way home.• Ross estimated that Disney could sell the independent station for $ 300 million to $ 400 million.• Like a mutant, the intercept station consists only of an ear and a brain connected by a coaxial auditory nerve.• See if you can find a country music station.• Oil can be used for many things, from running cars to fueling power stations.• The technique would, however, decrease the efficiency of power stations between 10 and 30 percent, hence the price rise.• a radar station• Buck was sports director at radio station KMOX in St. Louis.• They are usually placed in factories and offices, or in public places such as railway stations.• She works for a television station in Utah.• A reporter from a local television station was sent to interview Shaw.• The parallel Altländerstrasse was also used by many as short-cut to the station.• I'll meet you at the train station.• At least two stations went bust, and others, such as Invicta Radio in Kent, had to relaunch before getting firmly established.• What station are you listening to?petrol station• It also plans to open the original shop and a petrol station.• But she started again after a robber held a knife to her as she worked in a petrol station.• David was jailed for four years after robbing a petrol station to pay for his drug habit.• A survey in Mid-Bedfordshire last month found 19 out of 46 sandwiches from petrol stations contained listeria.• Suppose also that there are two groups of petrol stations.• Several petrol stations and a building society in the town have already installed the equipment.• The petrol station attendant told her to apply for more at the Kommandatur which turned out to be the old town hall.• Police were alerted at Teignmouth in Devon after three men allegedly drove away from this petrol station without paying.ideas above her station• No, Karen was definitely getting ideas above her station.stationstation2 verb [transitive] 1 PMSENDto send someone in the military to a particular place for a period of time as part of their military duty SYN post I was stationed overseas at the time.2 formal to move to a particular place and stand or sit there, especially in order to be able to do something quickly, or to cause someone to do this A security guard was stationed near the door.Grammar Station is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusstation• These officials were responsible for the collection of revenue and the general administration of the districts where they were stationed.• There were police officers stationed at every exit.• Kate sat in the back next to the luggage, but Ace had stationed himself in front with the pilot.• My father was stationed in Europe during World War II.• Reeves continued his military career, was promoted to sergeant and was often stationed overseas while his wife remained in Copperas Cove.Origin station1 (1500-1600) French Latin statio “place for standing or stopping”, from stare “to stand”