• Station Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) In Australia, a sheep run or cattle run, together with the buildings belonging to it; also, the homestead and buildings belonging to such a run.
  2. (n.) A place calculated for the rendezvous of troops, or for the distribution of them; also, a spot well adapted for offensive measures. Wilhelm (Mil. Dict.).
  3. (n.) Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
  4. (n.) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accomodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  5. (v. t.) To place; to set; to appoint or assign to the occupation of a post, place, or office; as, to station troops on the right of an army; to station a sentinel on a rampart; to station ships on the coasts of Africa.
  6. (n.) A regular stopping place in a stage road or route; a place where railroad trains regularly come to a stand, for the convenience of passengers, taking in fuel, moving freight, etc.
  7. (n.) The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.
  8. (n.) A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  9. (n.) Situation; position; location.
  10. (n.) The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  11. (n.) State; rank; condition of life; social status.
  12. (n.) The spot or place where anything stands, especially where a person or thing habitually stands, or is appointed to remain for a time; as, the station of a sentinel.
  13. (n.) A place to which ships may resort, and where they may anchor safely.
  14. (n.) The headquarters of the police force of any precinct.
  15. (n.) The fast of the fourth and sixth days of the week, Wednesday and Friday, in memory of the council which condemned Christ, and of his passion.
  16. (n.) One of the places at which ecclesiastical processions pause for the performance of an act of devotion; formerly, the tomb of a martyr, or some similarly consecrated spot; now, especially, one of those representations of the successive stages of our Lords passion which are often placed round the naves of large churches and by the side of the way leading to sacred edifices or shrines, and which are visited in rotation, stated services being performed at each; -- called also Station of the cross.
  17. (n.) The place at which an instrument is planted, or observations are made, as in surveying.
  18. (n.) A place or region to which a government ship or fleet is assigned for duty.
  19. (n.) A state of standing or rest; equilibrium.

Base, Place, Post, Send,

• Stationariness Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The quality or state of being stationary; fixity.

Fixedness, Immobility,

• Stationary Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
  2. (a.) Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed.
  3. (a.) Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.
  4. (a.) Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.