HyperDic: station

English > 6 senses of the word station:
NOUNartifactstationa facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
statestation, placeproper or designated social situation
locationstation(nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
locationstation, postthe position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
attributestationthe frequency assigned to a broadcasting station
VERBcompetitionstation, post, send, placeassign to a station / station
station > pronunciation
Soundsstey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > station: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose.
Examples
  • "he started looking for a gas station"
  • "the train pulled into the station"
Narrowerbroadcasting station, broadcast stationA station equipped to broadcast radio or television programs
fire station, firehouseA station housing fire / fire apparatus and firemen
first-aid stationA station providing emergency care or treatment before regular medical aid can be obtained
observation stationA station set up for making observations of something
police station, police headquarters, station houseA station that serves as headquarters for police in a particular district
power station, power plant, powerhouseAn electrical generating station
service stationA station where gasoline and oil are sold and facilities are available for repairing or maintaining automobiles
substationA subsidiary station where electricity is transformed for distribution by a low-voltage network
terminal, terminus, depotstation where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
Broaderfacility, installationA building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
Spanishestación
Catalanestació
English > station: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningProper or designated social situation.
Examples
  • "the responsibilities of a man in his station"
  • "married above her station"
Synonymplace
NarrowernicheA position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
Broadersocial station, social status, social rank, rankPosition in a social hierarchy
Spanishcondición, posición, puesto
Catalancondició, posició
English > station: 6 senses > noun 3, location
Meaning(nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
Categorynavy, naval forcesAn organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
Broaderposition, placeThe particular portion of space occupied by something
Verbsstationassign to a station / station
English > station: 6 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningThe position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand.
Example "a sentry station"
Synonympost
NarrowerbridgeheadA defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
lookout, observation postAn elevated post affording a wide view
outstation, outpostA station in a remote or sparsely populated location
Broaderposition, placeThe particular portion of space occupied by something
Spanishpuesto
Catalanposta
Verbsstationassign to a station / station
English > station: 6 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe frequency assigned to a broadcasting station.
Broaderradio frequencyAn electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared
English > station: 6 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningAssign to a station / station.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymspost, send, place
Narrowerfortstation (troops / troops) in a fort / fort
garrisonstation (troops) in a fort / fort or garrison
locate, place, siteAssign a location to
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishapostar, colocar, situar
Catalanapostar, col·locar, situar
Nounsstationthe position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
station(nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty

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