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Those who live are those who fight.
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Etymology

Via Middle English and Old French from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] statio

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
station

Plural
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station ({{{1}}})
  1. A place where a vehicle (especially a train) may stop.
    The next station is Esperanza.
  2. A place where one stands or stays in order to perform a task.
    From my station at the front door, I greeted every visitor.
  3. Area of a restaurant allocated to one waiter or waitress.
  4. A military base.
    She had a boyfriend at the station.
  5. A place used for broadcasting radio or television.
    I used to work at a radio station.
  6. A broadcasting entity.
    I used to listen to that radio station.
  7. (Australia & NZ) A very large sheep or cattle farm
    There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around, that the colt from old Regret had got away (A. B. Patterson, poet)
  8. (Newfoundland) A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
  9. (surveying) Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.

Synonyms

Translations

Australia: very large livestock farm See ranch

References

  • “station” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004 (Newfoundland station)

Verb

Infinitive
to station

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to station (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -) (transitive)
  1. To put in place to perform a task.
    The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.
  2. To put in place to perform military duty.
    They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.

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