noun, plural sta·tion·ar·ies.
Origin of stationary
Examples from the Web for stationary
“I usually see people head to the stationary bikes,” Steinbrick says.
Let me tell you, you look pretty silly nearly whiffing a stationary ball.Forget Bipartisan Golf, Obama, and Play Against Me|Michael Tomasky|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Five minutes later, Grace bounds down the stationary escalator, clutching a bacon cheeseburger and a Coke.
Aristotle saw a universe with a stationary earth at the center and Galileo saw a universe with the earth in motion about the sun.
Would you pay $70 to ride a stationary bike for 45 minutes while an instructor yells exhortations at you?SoulCycle Is a Booming Exercise Chain for the 1 Percent|Filipa Ioannou|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
External corrosion is a far more frequent cause of explosion in stationary boilers; and it arises from many causes.Records of Steam Boiler Explosions|Edward Bindon Marten
At that height, or at half that height, there can be but little accuracy in bomb-dropping, even from the stationary Zeppelin.Defenseless America|Hudson Maxim
He stood in this attitude for several minutes, as stationary as if carved in stone.Among the Esquimaux|Edward S. Ellis
During the alternate periods of elevation and of stationary level the record will be blank.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection|Charles Darwin
His Iliad, collated with his last corrections and alterations, well deserves to fill a stationary niche in our poetical library.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
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Word Origin for stationary
Word Origin and History for stationary
late 14c., in relation to planetary motions, from Latin stationarius, in classical Latin, "of a military station," from statio (see station).