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Station vs. Hub

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Stationnoun

A stopping place.

Hubnoun

The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave.

Stationnoun

A regular stopping place for ground transportation.

‘The next station is Esperanza.’;

Hubnoun

A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted.

‘Hong Kong International Airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.’;

Stationnoun

A ground transportation depot.

‘It's right across from the bus station.’;

Hubnoun

A central facility providing a range of related services, such as a medical hub or an educational hub

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Stationnoun

A place where one stands or stays or is assigned to stand or stay.

‘From my station at the front door, I greeted every visitor.’; ‘All ships are on station, Admiral.’;

Hubnoun

(networking) A computer networking device connecting several Ethernet ports. See switch.

Stationnoun

(US) A gas station, service station.

Hubnoun

(surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.

Stationnoun

A place where workers are stationed.

Hubnoun

A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.

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Stationnoun

An official building from which police or firefighters operate.

‘The police station is opposite the fire station.’;

Hubnoun

(obsolete) The hilt of a weapon.

Stationnoun

A place where one performs a task or where one is on call to perform a task.

‘The waitress was at her station preparing three checks.’;

Hubnoun

(US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.

‘a hub in the road’;

Stationnoun

A military base.

‘She had a boyfriend at the station.’;

Hubnoun

(video games) An area in a video game from which most or all of the game's levels are accessed.

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Stationnoun

A place used for broadcasting radio or television.

‘I used to work at a radio station.’;

Hubnoun

A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are thrown.

Stationnoun

A very large sheep or cattle farm.

Hubnoun

A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

Stationnoun

(Christianity) Any of the Stations of the Cross.

Hubnoun

A screw hob.

Stationnoun

(Christianity) The Roman Catholic 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.

Hubnoun

A block for scotching a wheel.

Stationnoun

(Christianity) A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.

Hubnoun

The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box.

Stationnoun

Standing; rank; position.

‘She had ambitions beyond her station.’;

Hubnoun

The hilt of a weapon.

Stationnoun

A broadcasting entity.

‘I used to listen to that radio station.’;

Hubnoun

A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby.

Stationnoun

(Newfoundland) A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.

Hubnoun

A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.

Stationnoun

(surveying) Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.

Hubnoun

A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

Stationnoun

The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.

Hubnoun

A screw hob. See Hob, 3.

Stationnoun

(mining) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accommodation of a pump, tank, etc.

Hubnoun

A block for scotching a wheel.

Stationnoun

Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.

Hubnoun

The central location within which activities tend to concentrate, or from which activities radiate outward; a focus of activity.

Stationnoun

(medicine) The position of the foetal head in relation to the distance from the ischial spines, measured in centimetres.

Hubnoun

A large airport used as a central transfer station for an airline, permitting economic air transportation between remote locations by directing travellers through the hub, often changing planes at the hub, and thus keeping the seat occupancy rate on the airplanes high. The hub together with the feeder lines from remote locations constitute the so-called hub and spoke system of commercial air passenger transportation. A commercial airline may have more than one such hub.

Stationnoun

(obsolete) The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.

Hubnoun

The city of Boston, Massachusetts referred to locally by the nickname The Hub.

Stationnoun

(astronomy) The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.

Hubnoun

the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes

Stationverb

To put in place to perform a task.

‘The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.’;

Hubnoun

a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve;

‘the playground is the hub of parental supervision’; ‘the airport is the economic hub of the area’;

Stationverb

To put in place to perform military duty.

‘They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.’;

Stationnoun

The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture.

‘A station like the herald, Mercury.’; ‘Their manner was to stand at prayer, whereupon their meetings unto that purpose . . . had the names of stations given them.’;

Stationnoun

A state of standing or rest; equilibrium.

‘All progression is performed by drawing on or impelling forward some part which was before in station, or at quiet.’;

Stationnoun

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.

Stationnoun

Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.

‘By spending this day [Sunday] in religious exercises, we acquire new strength and resolution to perform God's will in our several stations the week following.’;

Stationnoun

Situation; position; location.

‘The fig and date - why love they to remainIn middle station, and an even plain?’;

Stationnoun

State; rank; condition of life; social status.

‘The greater part have kept, I see,Their station.’; ‘They in France of the best rank and station.’;

Stationnoun

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.

Stationnoun

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.

Stationverb

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 coast of Africa.

‘He gained the brow of the hill, where the English phalanx was stationed.’;

Stationnoun

a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose;

‘he started looking for a gas station’; ‘the train pulled into the station’;

Stationnoun

proper or designated social situation;

‘he overstepped his place’; ‘the responsibilities of a man in his station’; ‘married above her station’;

Stationnoun

(nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty

Stationnoun

the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand;

‘a soldier manned the entrance post’; ‘a sentry station’;

Stationverb

assign to a station

Stationnoun

a place on a railway line where trains regularly stop so that passengers can get on or off

‘we walked back to the station and caught the train back to Brussels’; ‘Paddington Station’;

Stationnoun

a bus or coach station.

Stationnoun

a place or building where a specified activity or service is based

‘a research station in the rainforest’; ‘coastal radar stations’;

Stationnoun

a small military base, especially of a specified kind

‘a naval station’;

Stationnoun

a subsidiary post office.

Stationnoun

a large sheep or cattle farm.

Stationnoun

a company involved in broadcasting of a specified kind

‘a radio station’;

Stationnoun

the place where someone or something stands or is placed on military or other duty

‘the lookout resumed his station in the bow’;

Stationnoun

one's social rank or position

‘different stations in life’; ‘Karen was getting ideas above her station’;

Stationnoun

a site at which a particular species, especially an interesting or rare one, grows or is found.

Stationnoun

short for Stations of the Cross

Stationverb

put in or assign to a specified place for a particular purpose, especially a military one

‘a young girl had stationed herself by the door’; ‘troops were stationed in the town’;

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