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gas station

  
     ( gas stations    plural  ) A gas station is a place where you can buy fuel for your car.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use petrol station     
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station     ( stations    plural & 3rd person present)   ( stationing    present participle)   ( stationed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A station is a building by a railway line where trains stop so that people can get on or off.  
oft n N  
Ingrid went with him to the railway station to see him off...     
2       n-count   A bus station is a building, usually in a town or city, where buses stop, usually for a while, so that people can get on or off.  
n N  
3       n-count   If you talk about a particular radio or television station, you are referring to the programmes broadcast by a particular radio or television company.  
oft n N  
...an independent local radio station..., It claims to be the most popular television station in the UK.     
4       v-passive   If soldiers or officials are stationed in a place, they are sent there to do a job or to work for a period of time.  
Reports from the capital, Lome, say troops are stationed on the streets...      be V-ed prep/adv  
5       verb   If you stationyourself somewhere, you go there and wait, usually for a particular purpose.  
FORMAL  
(=position)  

The musicians stationed themselves quickly on either side of the stairs...      V pron-refl prep/adv  
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    fire station  
    gas station  
    petrol station  
    police station  
    power station  
    service station  
    space station  
    way station  


coach station        ( coach stations    plural  ) A coach station is an area or a building which coaches leave from or arrive at on regular journeys.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use bus station     
filling station        ( filling stations    plural  ) A filling station is a place where you can buy petrol and oil for your car.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, usually use gas station     
fire station        ( fire stations    plural  ) A fire station is a building where fire engines are kept, and where firefighters wait until they are called to put out a fire.      n-count  
gas station        ( gas stations    plural  ) A gas station is a place where you can buy fuel for your car.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use petrol station     
petrol station        ( petrol stations    plural  ) A petrol station is a garage by the side of the road where petrol is sold and put into vehicles.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use gas station     
police station        ( police stations    plural  ) A police station is the local office of a police force in a particular area.      n-count   oft in names  
Two police officers arrested him and took him to Kensington police station.     
polling station        ( polling stations    plural  ) A polling station is a place where people go to vote at an election. It is often a school or other public building.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
Queues formed even before polling stations opened.     
in AM, use polling place     
power station        ( power stations    plural  ) A power station is a place where electricity is produced.      n-count   (=power plant)  
service station        ( service stations    plural  )
1       n-count   A service station is a place that sells things such as petrol, oil, and spare parts. Service stations often sell food, drink, and other goods.  
2       n-count   A service station is a place beside a motorway where you can buy petrol and other things, or have a meal.  
  (BRIT)  
in AM, use rest area     
space station        ( space stations    plural  ) A space station is a place built for astronauts to live and work in, which is sent into space and then keeps going around the earth.      n-count  
station wagon        ( station wagons    plural  ) A station wagon is a car with a long body, a door at the rear, and space behind the back seats.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use estate car     
way station        ( way stations    plural  )
1       n-count   A way station is a place where people stop to eat and rest when they are on a long journey.  
2       n-count   A way station is a small station between two large stations on a railway.  
  (AM)  
weather station        ( weather stations    plural  ) A weather station is a place where facts about the weather are recorded and studied.      n-count  

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station

  

      n  
1    base, depot, headquarters, location, place, position, post, seat, situation  
2    appointment, business, calling, employment, grade, occupation, position, post, rank, situation, sphere, standing, status  
      vb  
3    assign, establish, fix, garrison, install, locate, post, set  

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n.
poisonous gas that pollutes the air in coal mines
n.
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
n.
police van in which prisoners are transported from the police stations to the jails
slang term
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