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English noun: station

1. station (artifact) a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose

SamplesHe started looking for a gas station.
The train pulled into the station.

Broader (hypernym)facility, installation

Narrower (hyponym)broadcast station, broadcasting station, depot, fire station, firehouse, first-aid station, observation station, police headquarters, police station, power plant, power station, powerhouse, service station, station house, substation, terminal, terminus

2. station (state) proper or designated social situation

SamplesHe overstepped his place.
The responsibilities of a man in his station.
Married above her station.


Broader (hypernym)rank, social rank, social station, social status

Narrower (hyponym)niche

3. station (location) (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty

Broader (hypernym)place, position

Domain categorynaval forces, navy

4. station (location) the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand

SamplesA soldier manned the entrance post.
A sentry station.


Broader (hypernym)place, position

Narrower (hyponym)bridgehead, lookout, observation post, outpost, outstation

5. station (attribute) the frequency assigned to a broadcasting station

Broader (hypernym)radio frequency

English verb: station

1. station (competition) assign to a station

Synonymsplace, post, send

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)fort, garrison, locate, place, site

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