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"station" in British English

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stationnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsteɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˈsteɪ.ʃən/
  • station noun [C] (BUSES/TRAINS)

A1 a building and the surrounding area where buses or trains stop for people to get on or off: UK a railway stationUS a railroad station a train/bus/coach station Our office is near the station. We looked on our map to find the nearest underground/tube (US subway/metro) station.

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  • Shall we get a taxi to the station?
  • It's a good half hour's walk to the station from here.
  • They hugged each other when they met at the station.
  • Is there any possibility that you could pick me up from the station?
  • "Can you get me to the station by 11.30?" "No problem."
  • station noun [C] (BROADCASTING)

B1 a company that broadcasts radio or television programmes: a radio/television station a commercial/foreign station The reception is not very good - try to tune in to another station.UK a pirate (= illegal) station

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stationverb [T + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈsteɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˈsteɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of station from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"station" in American English

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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)

"station" in Business English

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stationnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsteɪʃən/ us  
WORKPLACE the place or desk where someone does their work: The guard was away from his station when the alarm sounded. You will usually find the receptionist at her station in the lobby.
TRANSPORT a place where trains or buses stop for people to get on or off: a bus/subway/train station The firm's offices are near Euston station.
COMMUNICATIONS a company that sends out radio or television broadcasts: a radio/television/TV station It is part of a stable of five major FM stations owned by the Pacifica Radio Foundation.
a building or place used for a particular service or type of work: a fire/police/polling station a petrol/gas station
(Definition of station from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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