- station [stā′shən]n.[ME stacioun < OFr station < L statio, a standing, post, station < status, pp. of stare, to STAND]1. the place where a person or thing stands or is located, esp. an assigned post, position, or location; specif.,a) the place where a person, as a guard, stands while on dutyb) the post, building, base, or headquarters assigned to a group of people working together, as in providing a service, making scientific observations, etc. [a police station, service station]c) in Australia, a sheep or cattle ranchd) a place or region to which a naval fleet, ship, etc. is assigned for dutye) a post-office subdivision in a community with a main post office: distinguished from BRANCH, n. 6ef) a regular stopping place, with a shelter, platform, etc., as on a bus line or railroadg) the building or buildings at such a place, for passengers, etc.2. social standing, position, or rank3.a) a place equipped to transmit or receive radio waves; esp., the studios, offices, and technical installations collectively of an establishment for radio or television transmissionb) such an establishmentc) a broadcasting frequency or channel assigned to such an establishment4. a fixed point from which measurements are made in surveying5. Archaic the fact or condition of being stationary6. Biol. a habitat, esp. the exact location of a given plant or animalvt.to assign to or place in a station; post
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.