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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Station  \Sta"tion\,  n. 
  In  Australia,  a  sheep  run  or  cattle  run,  together  with  the 
  buildings  belonging  to  it  also  the  homestead  and  buildings 
  belonging  to  such  a  run. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Station  \Sta"tion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  statio,  from  stare,  statum, 
  to  stand  See  {Stand}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  standing;  also  attitude  or  pose  in  standing; 
  posture.  [R.] 
  A  station  like  the  herald,  Mercury.  --Shak. 
  Their  manner  was  to  stand  at  prayer,  whereupon  their 
  meetings  unto  that  purpose  .  .  .  had  the  names  of 
  stations  given  them  --Hooker. 
  2.  A  state  of  standing  or  rest;  equilibrium.  [Obs.] 
  All  progression  is  performed  by  drawing  on  or 
  impelling  forward  some  part  which  was  before  in 
  station,  or  at  quiet.  --Sir  T. 
  3.  The  spot  or  place  where  anything  stands,  especially  where 
  a  person  or  thing  habitually  stands,  or  is  appointed  to 
  remain  for  a  time;  as  the  station  of  a  sentinel. 
  a  A  regular  stopping  place  in  a  stage  road  or  route;  a 
  place  where  railroad  trains  regularly  come  to  a  stand 
  for  the  convenience  of  passengers,  taking  in  fuel, 
  moving  freight,  etc 
  b  The  headquarters  of  the  police  force  of  any  precinct. 
  c  The  place  at  which  an  instrument  is  planted,  or 
  observations  are  made  as  in  surveying. 
  d  (Biol.)  The  particular  place  or  kind  of  situation,  in 
  which  a  species  naturally  occurs;  a  habitat. 
  e  (Naut.)  A  place  to  which  ships  may  resort,  and  where 
  they  may  anchor  safely. 
  f  A  place  or  region  to  which  a  government  ship  or  fleet 
  is  assigned  for  duty. 
  g  (Mil.)  A  place  calculated  for  the  rendezvous  of 
  troops,  or  for  the  distribution  of  them  also  a  spot 
  well  adapted  for  offensive  measures.  --Wilhelm  (Mil. 
  h  (Mining)  An  enlargement  in  a  shaft  or  galley,  used  as 
  a  landing,  or  passing  place  or  for  the  accomodation 
  of  a  pump,  tank,  etc 
  4.  Post  assigned;  office;  the  part  or  department  of  public 
  duty  which  a  person  is  appointed  to  perform;  sphere  of 
  duty  or  occupation;  employment. 
  By  spending  this  day  [Sunday]  in  religious 
  exercises,  we  acquire  new  strength  and  resolution  to 
  perform  God's  will  in  our  several  stations  the  week 
  following.  --R.  Nelson. 
  5.  Situation;  position;  location. 
  The  fig  and  date  --  why  love  they  to  remain  In 
  middle  station,  and  an  even  plain?  --Prior. 
  6.  State;  rank;  condition  of  life;  social  status. 
  The  greater  part  have  kept,  I  see  Their  station. 
  They  in  France  of  the  best  rank  and  station.  --Shak. 
  7.  (Eccl.) 
  a  The  fast  of  the  fourth  and  sixth  days  of  the  week, 
  Wednesday  and  Friday,  in  memory  of  the  council  which 
  condemned  Christ,  and  of  his  passion. 
  b  (R.  C.  Ch.)  A  church  in  which  the  procession  of  the 
  clergy  halts  on  stated  days  to  say  stated  prayers. 
  --Addis  &  Arnold. 
  c  One  of  the  places  at  which  ecclesiastical  processions 
  pause  for  the  performance  of  an  act  of  devotion; 
  formerly,  the  tomb  of  a  martyr,  or  some  similarly 
  consecrated  spot;  now  especially,  one  of  those 
  representations  of  the  successive  stages  of  our  Lord's 
  passion  which  are  often  placed  round  the  naves  of 
  large  churches  and  by  the  side  of  the  way  leading  to 
  sacred  edifices  or  shrines,  and  which  are  visited  in 
  rotation,  stated  services  being  performed  at  each  -- 
  called  also  {Station  of  the  cross}.  --Fairholt. 
  {Station  bill}.  (Naut.)  Same  as  {Quarter  bill},  under 
  {Station  house}. 
  a  The  house  serving  for  the  headquarters  of  the  police 
  assigned  to  a  certain  district,  and  as  a  place  of 
  temporary  confinement. 
  b  The  house  used  as  a  shelter  at  a  railway  station. 
  {Station  master},  one  who  has  charge  of  a  station,  esp.  of  a 
  railway  station. 
  {Station  pointer}  (Surv.),  an  instrument  for  locating  on  a 
  chart  the  position  of  a  place  from  which  the  angles 
  subtended  by  three  distant  objects,  whose  positions  are 
  known  have  been  observed. 
  {Station  staff}  (Surv.),  an  instrument  for  taking  angles  in 
  surveying.  --Craig. 
  Syn:  {Station},  {Depot}. 
  Usage:  In  the  United  States,  a  stopping  place  on  a  railway 
  for  passengers  and  freight  is  commonly  called  a  depot: 
  but  to  a  considerable  extent  in  official  use  and  in 
  common  speech,  the  more  appropriate  name  station,  has 
  been  adopted. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Station  \Sta"tion\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stationed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Stationing}.] 
  To  place  to  set  to  appoint  or  assign  to  the  occupation  of  a 
  post  place  or  office;  as  to  station  troops  on  the  right  of 
  an  army;  to  station  a  sentinel  on  a  rampart;  to  station  ships 
  on  the  coasts  of  Africa. 
  He  gained  the  brow  of  the  hill,  where  the  English 
  phalanx  was  stationed.  --Lyttelton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  building  equipped  with  special  equipment  and  personnel  for 
  a  particular  purpose;  "he  started  looking  for  a  gas 
  station";  "the  train  pulled  into  the  station" 
  2:  proper  or  designated  social  situation:  "he  overstepped  his 
  place";  "the  responsibilities  of  a  man  in  his  station"; 
  "married  above  her  station"  [syn:  {place}] 
  3:  (Navy)  the  location  to  which  a  ship  or  fleet  is  assigned  for 
  4:  the  position  where  something  or  someone  (as  a  guard  or 
  sentry)  stands  or  is  assigned  to  stand:  "a  sentry  station" 
  [syn:  {post}] 
  v  :  assign  to  a  station  [syn:  {post},  {base},  {send},  {place}] 

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