from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A station between principal stations on a route, as of a railroad.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal.
- n. A service area or temporary lodging used during a longer journey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an intermediate station between principal stations on a line of travel, especially on a railroad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A station intermediate between principal stations on a railroad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stopping place on a journey
- n. a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
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Still, since their mauntery served as a way station for those who acted upon the stage of the world, the good sisters considered themselves at least as broad-minded as any other cloistered soul.
But Kirk preferred to think of the Graveyard of Lost Ships as a way station en route to their real destination—the Enterprise.
Besides, the Portuguese favored Réunion over Mauritius as a way station in the Mascarenes, yet Réunion didn’t end up cursed with a permanent infestation of monkeys.
MAURITIUS WAS a way station for another notable voyage, made by one Abel Tasman in 1642.
It was a large building, evidently a way station between Plasencia and Talavera, and behind it was a courtyard with big cypress trees beneath which were tables and benches.
They ran a small lodge, a way station really, up the Alta Madre de Dios, catering to the occasional parties of tourists and scientists and photographers who came to gaze with snooty self-importance at the jungle.