station Idioms & Phrases


aid station

  • noun (military) a station located near a combat area for giving first aid to the wounded
    aid station.
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air station

  • noun a base for military aircraft
    air base.
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booster station

  • noun an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
    relay transmitter; relay link; booster amplifier; booster station; booster.
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broadcast station

  • noun a station equipped to broadcast radio or television programs
    broadcast station.
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broadcasting station

  • noun a station equipped to broadcast radio or television programs
    broadcast station.
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bus station

  • noun a terminal that serves bus passengers
    bus depot; bus terminal; bus station.
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coach station

  • noun a terminal that serves bus passengers
    bus depot; bus terminal; bus station.
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coaling station

  • noun a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal
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comfort station

  • noun a toilet that is available to the public
    wash room; public convenience; restroom; convenience; public toilet; public lavatory; toilet facility.
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dressing station

  • noun (military) a station located near a combat area for giving first aid to the wounded
    aid station.
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filling station

  • noun a service station that sells gasoline
    filling station; gasoline station; gas station.
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fire station

  • noun a station housing fire apparatus and firemen
    firehouse.
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first-aid station

  • noun a station providing emergency care or treatment before regular medical aid can be obtained
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Flag station

  • (Railroad), a station at which trains do not stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or waved.
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gas station

  • noun a service station that sells gasoline
    filling station; gasoline station; gas station.
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gasoline station

  • noun a service station that sells gasoline
    filling station; gasoline station; gas station.
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  • noun a terminal connected to a computer by a data link
    remote terminal; link-attached station; link-attached terminal.
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lookout station

  • noun a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
    lookout; observatory; observation tower.
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missionary station

  • noun an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
    foreign mission; mission; missionary post.
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observation station

  • noun a station set up for making observations of something
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pay-station

  • noun a coin-operated telephone
    pay-phone.
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petrol station

  • noun a service station that sells gasoline
    filling station; gasoline station; gas station.
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Police station

  • noun a station that serves as headquarters for police in a particular district; serves as a place from which policemen are dispatched and to which arrested persons are brought
    police headquarters; police station.
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  • the headquarters of the police, or of a section of them; the place where the police assemble for orders, and to which they take arrested persons.
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polling station

  • noun a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
    polling place.
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power station

  • noun an electrical generating station
    powerhouse; power plant.
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power-station worker

  • noun a worker at a power station
    power worker.
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pumping station

  • noun a house where pumps (e.g. to irrigate) are installed and operated
    pump house.
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radio station

  • noun station for the production and transmission of AM or FM radio broadcasts
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railroad station

  • noun terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods
    railroad station; railway station; railroad terminal; train depot.
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railway station

  • noun terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods
    railroad station; railway station; railroad terminal; train depot.
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relay station

  • noun an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
    relay transmitter; relay link; booster amplifier; booster station; booster.
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remote station

  • noun a terminal connected to a computer by a data link
    remote terminal; link-attached station; link-attached terminal.
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sampling station

  • noun an observation station that is set up to make sample observations of something
    sampler.
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service station

  • noun a station where gasoline and oil are sold and facilities are available for repairing or maintaining automobiles
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shore station

  • noun military installation servicing naval forces
    naval installation.
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Signal station

  • the place where a signal is displayed; specifically, an observation office of the signal service.
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social station

  • noun position in a social hierarchy
    rank; social rank; social status.
    • the British are more aware of social status than Americans are
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space station

  • noun a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
    space platform; space laboratory.
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station agent

  • noun the person in charge of a railway station
    stationmaster.
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Station bill

  • . (Naut.) Same as Quarter bill, under Quarter.
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Station house

  • noun a station that serves as headquarters for police in a particular district; serves as a place from which policemen are dispatched and to which arrested persons are brought
    police headquarters; police station.
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  • . (a) The house serving for the headquarters of the police assigned to a certain district, and as a place of temporary confinement . (b) The house used as a shelter at a railway station.
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station keeper

  • noun the police sergeant on duty in a police station
    deskman; desk sergeant.
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Station master

  • one who has charge of a station, esp. of a railway station.
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station of the cross

  • noun a representation of any of the 14 stages in Christ's journey to Calvary
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Station pointer

  • (Surv.), an instrument for locating on a chart the position of a place from which the angles subtended by three distant objects, whose positions are known, have been observed.
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Station staff

  • (Surv.), an instrument for taking angles in surveying. Craig.
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station waggon

  • noun a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
    station waggon; wagon; beach waggon; beach wagon; estate car; waggon.
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station wagon

  • noun a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
    station waggon; wagon; beach waggon; beach wagon; estate car; waggon.
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stations of the cross

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary
    Stations.
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Stock station

  • a place or district for rearing stock. Australia W. Howitt.
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subway station

  • noun a terminal where subways load and unload passengers
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television station

  • noun station for the production and transmission of television broadcasts
    television station.
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train station

  • noun terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods
    railroad station; railway station; railroad terminal; train depot.
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tv station

  • noun station for the production and transmission of television broadcasts
    television station.
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Way station

  • noun a stopping place on a journey
    stopover.
    • there is a stopover to change planes in Chicago
  • noun a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
    whistle stop; flag stop.
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  • an intermediate station between principal stations on a line of travel, especially on a railroad.
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weather station

  • noun one of a network of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded
    meteorological observation post.
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