a train station.



  • A stopping place.
  • A place where workers are stationed.
  • Any of the Stations of the Cross.
  • The Roman Catholic 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.
  • A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  • Standing; rank; position.
  • A broadcasting entity.
  • A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
  • Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.
  • The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  • An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accommodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  • Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
  • The position of the foetal head in relation to the distance from the ischial spines, measured in centimetres.
  • The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.
  • The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.


  • To put in place to perform a task.
  • To put in place to perform military duty.


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  • From Middle English stacioun, borrowed from Anglo-Norman estation, from Latin statiōnem, accusative of statiō, whence also Italian stazione. stagione.

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