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"station" in British English

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stationnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsteɪ.ʃən/

station noun [C] (BUSES/TRAINS)

A1 a ​building and the ​surroundingarea where ​buses or ​trainsstop 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 ​ourmap 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 ​broadcastsradio or ​televisionprogrammes: 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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station noun [C] (SERVICE)

a ​building or ​place used for a ​particularservice or ​type of ​work: UK a ​petrol stationUS a ​gas station a ​police/​fire station a ​biologicalresearch station a ​building or ​place used for a ​particularservice or ​type of ​work: US a ​gas stationUK a ​petrol station a ​police/​fire station a ​biologicalresearch station mainly Australian English a ​largefarm with ​animals in ​Australia and New Zealand: a ​sheep station
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station noun [C] (POSITION)

a ​particularposition that someone has been ​ordered to ​move into or to ​stay in: The ​police took uptheir stations at the ​edge of the ​road, ​holding back the ​crowd.

stationverb [T + adv/prep]

uk   us   /ˈsteɪ.ʃən/
to ​causeespeciallysoldiers to be in a ​particularplace to do a ​job: I ​hearyour son's in the ​army - where's he stationed? The ​regiment was stationed in Singapore for several ​years. Armed ​guards were stationed around the ​airport.
(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 ​surroundingarea where a ​particularservice or ​activitytakesplace: 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 ​televisionbroadcasts, or the ​broadcastssent out: At ​ourhouse in the ​mountains we only get two TV stations. I can’t ​tune in that ​radio station.

station noun [C] (POSITION)

a ​particularposition that someone has been ​ordered to move into or ​stay in: The ​honorguard 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 ​particularplace to do a ​job: I ​hearyour 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   us   /ˈsteɪʃən/
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 ​televisionbroadcasts: 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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