stationsta‧tion1 /ˈsteɪʃən/ ●●●S1W1 noun1train/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 → terminusI want to get off at the next station.Grand Central StationIs there a waiting room in the station?train station/railway station British Englishthe 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 activitya police stationa 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 doneNew York jazz station WBGOa local TV station4social rank [countable] old-fashionedPOSITION/RANK your position in societyKaren 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 neededYou’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 militaryestablishmentan 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 postI 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 thisA security guard was stationed near the door. Grammar Station is usually passive.→ See Verb table