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Usage statistics for the noun station:

conversational speech31.19%task-oriented speech68.81%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun station:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb station:


The word station is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun station

What does station mean as a name of something?

Station is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: stations

  1. a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
  2. proper or designated social situation
    • examples: the responsibilities of a man in his station | married above her station
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of station: place
    • more generic terms: rank / social rank / social station / social status = position in a social hierarchy
    • more specific word: niche = a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
  3. (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
  4. the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    • example: a sentry station
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of station: post
    • more generic words: place / position = the particular portion of space occupied by something
    • more specific terms:
  5. the frequency assigned to a broadcasting station
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic term: radio frequency = an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared

Alternative definition of the noun station


  1. [obsolete] The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.
  2. A stopping place
  3. A regular stopping place for ground transportation.
  4. A ground transportation depot.
  5. One of the Stations of the Cross.
  6. A place where one stands or stays or is assigned to stand or stay.
  7. A place where one performs a tasks or where one is on call to perform a task.
  8. Standing; rank; position.
  9. A military base.
  10. A place used for broadcasting radio or television.
  11. A broadcasting entity.
  12. [Australia, New Zealand] A very large sheep or cattle farm
  13. [Newfoundland] A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
  14. [surveying] Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.

Definition of the verb station

What does station mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: stationed | stationing | stations

  1. assign to a station
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I put the book here/there | I spooned the sauce there
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]I put the book on/under/near the table

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): arrange, immerse, implant, lodge, mount, position, situate, sling, superimpose.

    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of station: place / post / send
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific words:


  1. "Station" is a 1981 Japanese film directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Among many awards, it was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.
    • also known as Eki Station
    • country: Japan
    • language: Japanese Language
    • written by Sô Kuramoto
    • starring:
    • cinematography by Daisaku Kimura
    • music by Ryudo Uzaki
    • genres: Japanese Movies, Drama
    • released on (34 years ago)
    • award:
      • Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year nomination for Yasuo Furuhata
      • Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year nomination for Yasuo Furuhata
      • Japan Academy Prize for Screenplay of the Year nomination for Sô Kuramoto
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role nomination for Ken Takakura
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role nomination for Ryudo Uzaki
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role nomination for Chieko Baisho
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role nomination for Ayumi Ishida
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role nomination for Setsuko Karasuma
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography nomination for Daisaku Kimura
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction nomination for Yukio Higuchi
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording nomination for Nobuyuki Tanaka
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Music nomination for Ryudo Uzaki
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction nomination for Hideki Mochizuki
      • Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, received by Yasuo Furuhata
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, received by Ken Takakura
      • Japan Academy Prize for Screenplay of the Year, received by Sô Kuramoto
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Music, received by Ryudo Uzaki
      • Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Recording, received by Nobuyuki Tanaka
  2. "Station" is a 2014 Hindi thriller film written and directed by Saad Khan and was produced by Sumit Ghosh Media, an independent company that promote talents from Bangalore. Sameer Kevin Roy, Vibhinta Verma, and Siddhanth Sundar star as the main protagonists of the film. Production began in November 2011, and was wrapped up in July 2012. The film went to post-production in March 2013, and was released on 28 March 2014 via PVR Cinemas and its arm PVR DIRECTOR'S RARE which works as a springboard to support the theatrical release of the critically acclaimed cinema and niche content from across the world. Official theatrical trailer was launched on 20 February 2014 at PVR Forum Mall, Bangalore in presence of Kannada film director Jacob Verghese, prominent Fashion Guru Prasad Bidapa along with Miss Earth Nicole Faria, and the cast and crew of the film. The film follows three psychotic assassins as they wait to finish a job at a waiting room on a deserted railway station.
  3. "Station" a.k.a. "The Station" is a 2001 film directed and written by Piotr Weresniak.
  4. "Station" is a 2010 short drama film directed by Márcia Faria.

Phrases with Station

  1. Station Bill
  2. tv station
  3. aid station
  4. air station
  5. bus station
  6. gas station
  7. pay-station
  8. way station
  9. fire station
  10. Fuel Station
  11. Hill station
  12. pull station
  13. coach station
  14. Guard Station
  15. Metro station
  16. Motor Station
  17. power station
  18. radio station
  19. relay station
  20. shore station

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Station

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Google previewJournal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1904)

The power station is the class now coming into vogue, and is the real central station. It is the centre at which power is...

The direct supply station is a centre at which the power is both generated and distributed. The simple direct supply station ...

Google previewPartnering Strategies for the Urban Edge (2011)

2011 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence by Robert G. Shibley, Robert Shibley FAIA AICP with Brandy H.M. Brooks, Jay Farbstein FAIA, PhD, and Richard Wener, PhD

Market Station Area Market Station is a commercial development owned and managed by Railyard LLC.

Underneath Market Station is the Railyard's main parking facility, a 400 space garage run by the City of Santa Fe; finding national ...

Google previewWater Resources of the Upper Colorado River Basin (1965)

Technical Report by William Vaughn Iorns, Charles Herbert Hembree, Godfrey L. Oakland

Gaging station is a particular site on a stream, canal, lake, or reservoir where systematic observations of gage height or water discharge are obtained. A streamflow gaging station is a gaging station on a stream. Gallons per minute ( gpm) is a ...

Google previewLOSSAN, Los Angeles to San Diego Proposed Rail Corridor Improvement Studies (2007)

Environmental Impact Statement

The station is a bus transit hub for several transit services and ...

Google previewLeaping To The Stars (2003)

Book Three in the Starsiders Trilogy by David Gerrold

Armstrong Station is a deep crater larger across than Diamond Head on Oahu, and with a big man-made dome across...

the dome functioning — because more important than its living areas, Armstrong Station is the largest reservoir of air and ...

Google preview10 Critical Components for Success in the Special Education Classroom (2014)

by Marcia Rohrer, Nannette Samson

A work station is a place for individual students to begin a task, do the task, finish the task, and put the finished task away without assistance. The use of a work station is an instructional strategy that teaches appropriate work habits and ...

Google previewThe Cogito and Hermeneutics: The Question of the Subject in Ricoeur (2012)

The Question of the Subject in Ricoeur by D. Jervolino

The second relay station is the concept of "first-order" or "first-level entities." These are the collective subjects, quasi-characters such as peoples, nations, communities, civilizations, etc., which appear in historiographic language as actors in ...

Google previewThe Modern Station (2013)

New Approaches to Railway Architecture by Brian Edwards

The station is the point where architecture and engineering interface; the sharpness of this conjuncture is an aesthetic as well as a...

Google previewArchaelogia Scotica: or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1831)

The next station is the Castle Law of Colteucher, which has been a firstrate fortress in its time. It is naturally very strong, except on the south-west, where it has been defended by a double and perhaps a triple ditch and rampart. It stands in a ...

Google previewAntarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes] (2014)

by Andrew Jon Hund

Georg von Neumayer Station, Neumayer Station, Neumayer III Station | extraterrestrial effects, by as much as 80ă100 km. Helen Thayer visited the vicinity of the North Magnetic Dip Pole solo in 1988, when it was located between Bathurst ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Civil War (2002)

by Terry L. Jones

October 9: Bristoe Station Campaign began in Virginia when Lee advanced to turn Meade's flank; Wheeler's cavalry recrossed the Tennessee River near Rogersville, Alabama, ending its raid.

Google previewAsian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Huping Ling, Allan W. Austin

The Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay was opened in 1910 to help handle the heavy flow of immigrants from Asian countries into the United States. By the time it closed in 1940, more than 1 million newcomers to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Movement Media (2010)

by John D. H. Downing

Apart from Homa Bay Radio, which ran for a couple of years in the 1980s, Kenya had had little community broadcasting, and Koch FM was the first community station in a Kenyan slum. A group of local youngsters from different communities ...

Google previewA dictionary of altitudes in the United States (1892)

by Geological Survey (U.S.)

Station. Carbon, Mo Car bon, Tex Carbon, W. Va Carbon, Wyo Carbon Center, Mo Carbondale, Cal Caí boiulale, Colo Carbondale, lll Carboi. <Ыe, Kans Carbondule, Pa Carbondale, Terni Carbon II ill, Kans Carbon Hill, Ohio, Monday Creek ...

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Small photo of Space Station Orbiting Earth. Elements of this image furnished by NASASmall photo of Leaving the train stationSmall photo of Chef hands serving sliced roasted ham with honey glaze on white dish. Close up sliced ham on fork at carving station in wedding reception at luxury hotel.Small photo of businessman arriving at the train station in the morning sunlight and going to work in the city. selective focus, vintage photo and film style.Small photo of Train station roofSmall photo of Anonymous people on a busy train station platformSmall photo of Crowded station during rush hour in London, blurred background More...

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Quotes about Station

Let us forever forget that every station in life is necessarily that each deserves our respect; that not the station itself; but the worthy fulfillment of its duties does honor the man. (Mary Lyon)
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Scrabble value of S1T1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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