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way station

way sta·tion
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey stey-shuh n]
    • /weɪ ˈsteɪ ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey stey-shuh n]
    • /weɪ ˈsteɪ ʃən/

Definitions of way station words

  • noun way station a station intermediate between principal stations, as on a railroad. 1
  • countable noun way station A way station is a place where people stop to eat and rest when they are on a long journey. 0
  • countable noun way station A way station is a small station between two large stations on a railway. 0
  • noun way station a stopping point on a journey 0
  • noun way station a small railway station 0
  • noun way station a small railroad station between more important ones, where through trains stop only on signal 0

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Origin of way station

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85

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Parts of speech for Way station

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

way station popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

way station usage trend in Literature

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