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station

noun [C] uk   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: a train/rail station a bus/coach stationUK a railway 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 a pirate (= illegal) station The reception is not very good - try to tune in to another station.
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station noun [C] (SERVICE)

a building or place used for a particular service or type of work: a petrol (US gas) station a police/fire station a biological research station mainly Australian English a large farm with animals in Australia and New Zealand: a sheep station
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station noun [C] (POSITION)

a particular position that someone has been ordered to move into or to stay in: The police took up their stations at the edge of the road, holding back the crowd.

station

verb [T + adv/prep] uk   us   /ˈsteɪ.ʃən/
to cause especially soldiers to be in a particular place to do a job: I hear your 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.
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