station Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "station" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

stationnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsteɪ·ʃən/

station noun [C] (BUILDING)

a building or buildings and the surrounding area where a particular service or activity takes place: a train/bus station a gas station a police/fire station

station noun [C] (BROADCAST ORGANIZATION)

a place or organization that sends out radio or television broadcasts, or the broadcasts sent out: At our house in the mountains we only get two TV stations. I can’t tune in that radio station.

station noun [C] (POSITION)

a particular position that someone has been ordered to move into or stay in: The honor guard took their stations at the side of the road.

stationverb [T]

 us   /ˈsteɪ·ʃən/

station verb [T] (POSITION)

to cause someone, esp. a soldier, to be in a particular place to do a job: I hear your son’s in the army – where’s he stationed?
(Definition of station from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of station?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “station” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More