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station

  

      n  
1    the place or position at which a thing or person stands or is supposed to stand  
2   
a    a place along a route or line at which a bus, train, etc., stops for fuel or to pick up or let off passengers or goods, esp. one with ancillary buildings and services  
railway station     
b    (as modifier)  
a station buffet     
3   
a    the headquarters or local offices of an official organization such as the police or fire services  
b    (as modifier)  
a station sergeant         See       police station       fire station  
4    a building, depot, etc., with special equipment for some particular purpose  
power station, petrol station, television station     
5      (Military)   a place of duty  
an action station     
6      (Navy)  
a    a location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty  
b    an assigned location for a member of a ship's crew  
7    a radio or television channel  
8    a position or standing, as in a particular society or organization  
9    the type of one's occupation; calling  
10    (in British India) a place where the British district officials or garrison officers resided  
11      (Biology)   the type of habitat occupied by a particular animal or plant  
12      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a large sheep or cattle farm  
13      (Surveying)   a point at which a reading is made or which is used as a point of reference  
14    often cap     (R.C. Church)  
a    one of the Stations of the Cross  
b    any of the churches (station churches) in Rome that have been used from ancient times as points of assembly for religious processions and ceremonies on particular days (station days)  
15    pl   (in rural Ireland) mass, preceded by confessions, held annually in a parishioner's dwelling and attended by other parishioners  
      vb  
16    tr   to place in or assign to a station  
     (C14: via Old French from Latin statio a standing still, from stare to stand)  


air station  
      n   an airfield, usually smaller than an airport but having facilities for the maintenance of aircraft  
base station  
      n   a fixed transmitter that forms part of an otherwise mobile radio network  
comfort station  
      n     (U.S)   a public lavatory and rest room  
dressing station  
      n     (Military)   a first-aid post close to a combat area  
filling station  
      n   a place where petrol and other supplies for motorists are sold  
fire station  
      n   a building where fire-fighting vehicles and equipment are stationed and where firefighters on duty wait,   (Also called (U.S.))    firehouse, station house  
gas station  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)      another term for       filling station  
head station  
      n     (Austral)   the main buildings on a large sheep or cattle farm  
hill station  
      n   (in northern India) a settlement or resort at a high altitude  
ice station  
      n   a scientific research station in polar regions, where ice movement, weather, and environmental conditions are monitored  
petrol station  
      n     (Brit)      another term for       filling station  
police station  
      n   the office or headquarters of the police force of a district  
polling station  
      n   a building, such as a school, designated as the place to which voters go during an election to cast their votes  
power station  
      n   an electrical generating station  
radio station  
      n  
1    an installation consisting of one or more transmitters or receivers, etc., used for radiocommunications  
2    a broadcasting organization  
service station  
      n  
1    a place that supplies fuel, oil, etc., for motor vehicles and often carries out repairs, servicing, etc.  
2    a place that repairs and sometimes supplies mechanical or electrical equipment  
sheep station   , run  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)   a large sheep farm,   (Also called)    run  
space station  
      n   any large manned artificial satellite designed to orbit the earth during a long period of time thus providing a base for scientific and medical research in space and a construction site, launch pad, and docking arrangements for spacecraft,   (Also called)    space platform, space laboratory  
station house  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   a house that is situated by or serves as a station, esp. as a police or fire station  
station wagon  
      n      a U.S., Canadian, Austral., and N.Z. name for       estate car  
stock and station agent  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)   a firm dealing in and financing farm activities  
testing station  
      n     (N.Z)   an establishment licensed to issue warrants of fitness for motor vehicles  
tracking station  
      n   a station that can use a radio or radar beam to determine and follow the path of an object, esp. a spacecraft or satellite, in space or in the atmosphere  
triangulation station  
      n   a point used in triangulation as a basis for making maps. Triangulation stations are marked in a number of ways, such as by a tapering stone pillar on a hilltop,   (Also called (informal))    trig point     (Austral. and N.Z.)   trig  
weather station  
      n   one of a network of meteorological observation posts where weather data is recorded  
work station  
      n  
1    an area in an office where one person works  
2      (Computing)   a device or component of an electronic office system consisting of a display screen and keyboard used to handle electronic office work  
ZB station  
      n   (in New Zealand) a radio station of a commercial network  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
replacement of a rail transport service (tram, subway, train) with a bus
[Neologism] from "bus" and "substitution"
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
n.
police van in which prisoners are transported from the police stations to the jails
slang term

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