1a place where passenger trains stop on a railway line, typically with platforms and buildings:a railway station [in names]:Paddington Station 2 [usually with modifier] a place or building where a specified activity or service is based:a research station in the rainforest coastal radar stations a small military base, especially of a specified kind:a naval station North American a subsidiary post office. Australian
/NZ a large sheep or cattle farm.
3 [with modifier] 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 [count noun] dated one’s social rank or position:Karen was getting ideas above her station different stations in life
chiefly Botany a site at which a particular species, especially an interesting or rare one, grows or is found.
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