stationsta‧tion1 /ˈsteɪʃən/ ●●●S1W1 noun 🔊 🔊 1train/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 station2centre 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 stations3radio/tv [countable] an organization which makes television or radiobroadcasts, or the building where this is done 🔊 New York jazz station WBGO 🔊 a local TV station4social rank [countable] old-fashionedPOSITION/RANK your position in society 🔊 Karen was definitely getting ideas above her station (=higher than her social rank).5position [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.6farm [countable]TA a large sheep or cattlefarm in Australia or New Zealand7army/navy [countable]PM a small militaryestablishment 🔊 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.
stationstation2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1PMSENDto 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.2formal 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