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1a regular stopping place on a public transportation route, especially one on a railroad line with a platform and often one or more buildings. 2 [usually with modifier] a place or building where a specified activity or service is based:a research station in the rain forest coastal radar stations a small military base, especially of a specified kind:a naval station North American a subsidiary post office. Australian/New Zealand a large sheep or cattle farm. 3 [with adjective] a company involved in broadcasting of a specified kind:a radio station 4the place where someone or something stands or is placed on military or other duty:the lookout resumed his station in the bow dated one’s social rank or position:Karen was getting ideas above her station 5 Botany a site at which a particular species, especially an interesting or rare one, grows or is found.
verb [with object]
put in or assign to a specified place for a particular purpose, especially a military one:troops were stationed in the town a young girl had stationed herself by the door