Interstation



[stey-shuh n] /ˈsteɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
a place or position in which a person or thing is normally located.
2.
a stopping place for trains or other land conveyances, for the transfer of freight or passengers.
3.
the building or buildings at such a stopping place.
4.
the district or municipal headquarters of certain public services:
police station; fire station; postal station.
5.
a place equipped for some particular kind of work, service, research, or the like:
gasoline station; geophysical station.
6.
the position, as of persons or things, in a scale of estimation, rank, or dignity; standing:
the responsibility of persons of high station.
7.
a position, office, rank, calling, or the like.
8.
Radio and Television.

9.
Military.

10.
Navy. a place or region to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
11.
(formerly in India) the area in which the British officials of a district or the officers of a garrison resided.
12.
Biology. a particular area or type of region where a given animal or plant is found.
13.
Australian. a ranch with its buildings, land, etc., especially for raising sheep.
14.
Surveying.

15.
a section or area assigned to a waiter, soldier, etc.; post:
The waiter says this isn’t his station.
16.
.
17.
Archaic. the fact or condition of standing still.
verb (used with object)
18.
to assign a station to; place or post in a station or position.
/ˈsteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the place or position at which a thing or person stands or is supposed to stand
2.

3.

4.
a building, depot, etc, with special equipment for some particular purpose: power station, petrol station, television station
5.
(military) a place of duty: an action station
6.
(navy)

7.
a radio or television channel
8.
a position or standing, as in a particular society or organization
9.
the type of one’s occupation; calling
10.
(in British India) a place where the British district officials or garrison officers resided
11.
(biology) the type of habitat occupied by a particular animal or plant
12.
(Austral & NZ) a large sheep or cattle farm
13.
(surveying) a point at which a reading is made or which is used as a point of reference
14.
(often capital) (RC Church)

15.
(pl) (in rural Ireland) mass, preceded by confessions, held annually in a parishioner’s dwelling and attended by other parishioners
verb
16.
(transitive) to place in or assign to a station
n.

late 13c., “place which one normally occupies,” from Old French station, from Latin stationem (nominative statio) “a standing, post, job, position,” related to stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand” (see stet).

The meaning “place for a special purpose” (e.g. polling station) is first recorded 1823; radio station is from 1912. The meaning “regular stopping place” is first recorded 1797, in reference to coach routes; applied to railroads 1830. Meaning “each of a number of holy places visited in succession by pilgrims” is from late 14c., hence Station of the Cross (1550s).

Station wagon in the automobile sense is first recorded 1929, from earlier use for a horse-drawn conveyance that took passengers to and from railroad stations (1894). Station house “police station” is attested from 1836.
v.

“to assign a post or position to,” 1748, from station (n.). Related: Stationed; stationing.

adjective

: a genuine Stateside flavor to the celebration

noun

The United States itself as distinct from foreign places, overseas possessions, etc (WWII armed forces)

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