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American English: /ˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of station in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (Railways) railroad o (British English) railway station subway o (British English) underground station
    estación de metro or (River Plate area) de subterráneo
    Example sentences
    • Bruno has to fly out from Madras, so next stop is the railway station to book his train ticket.
    • We pass several Virginia railway express commuter stations, before stopping at Manassas.
    • Many bus services finish at 7 pm, few buses stop outside train stations and passengers are forced to walk long distances to catch another bus or train.
    also: bus station
    estación (feminine) or terminal (feminine) de autobuses
  • 3 (Television)
    emisora (feminine) or (in Latin America also) estación (feminine) (de radio)
    Example sentences
    • All six BBC local radio stations will be broadcasting from the roadshow venues and there will be the opportunity for people to meet some of the region's favourite broadcasters.
    • The BBC local radio station is broadcasting full match commentary from 10.00 am to noon on Saturday.
    • We are now officially the most listened to BBC radio station in our broadcast area.
  • 4 4.1 (Military) action stations!
    ¡zafarrancho de combate!
    ¡a sus puestos de combate!
    it was panic stations when the inspector arrived [colloquial]
    hubo tremendo revuelo cuando llegó el inspector [colloquial]
    4.2 (Religion)the Stations of the Cross
    el Vía Crucis
    las Estaciones de la Cruz
    Example sentences
    • The stations seem to have originated in the pious practice of pilgrims to the Holy Land who visited the sites of the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.
    Example sentences
    • In this way it was able to locate air bases and establish naval stations which would be invaluable if war occurred.
    • Possibly the best thing about having military stations near your beat is the ability to visit and take a closer look.
    • As is known, the ergonomic norm for continuous operation by command staff at a command and control station is five to seven hours.
    Example sentences
    • It's the kind of record you know you're going to buy twenty seconds into it but you stand at the listening station and sample every track anyway.
    • Rockefeller's pews are pressed into duty as a staging station for the organ's pipes and sound boxes.
    • If the patrol gains contact, a scout weapons team can respond and be on station within minutes.
  • 5 (social rank)
    clase (feminine) social
    her station in life forbade such action
    una mujer de su condición no podía hacer tal cosa
    to have ideas above one's station
    tener delirios de grandeza
    he married beneath his station
    se casó con una mujer de posición social inferior a la suya
    Example sentences
    • He is more interested in the bonds between people than their social or economic stations.
    • Marrying above one's station has been the source of fairy tales, mythology, and Hollywood movies.
    • It is not a far cry from thinking a person is beneath one's station to thinking a person's function is beneath one's station.
  • 6
    (American English) (subsidiary post office)
    sucursal (feminine) de correos
    Example sentences
    • Now, what does the postal inspectors look at at the post office station before it comes to the recipient?
    • It had two stores, a post office and telegraph station, wheelwrights, blacksmiths and a pound.
  • 7 (Australia) (Agriculture)cattle/sheep station
    finca (feminine) ganadera/ovina
    hacienda (feminine) ganadera/ovina
    (especially Latin America)
    rancho (masculine) ganadero/ovino
    estancia (feminine) ganadera/ovina
    (River Plate area)
    Example sentences
    • Prince Harry is off to spend a few weeks on a cattle and sheep station, location unknown.
    • With the help of the many Afghan cameleers it provided a much needed service to many of the isolated cattle and sheep stations.
    • Stockman work with stock - animals and jackaroos are what Australian farmers are called that work on outback stations with sheep or cattle.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (position)
    she stationed herself behind the wall
    se colocó detrás de la pared
    1.2 (post) (usually passive)
    Example sentences
    • We will continue to contribute to the purpose of stationing our troops there.
    • He and the members of his International Rescue Corps are stationed at an Iranian military base in the city.
    • France began stationing military personnel in French Polynesia in 1962.

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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.