- standing still; not moving.
- having a fixed position; not movable.
- established in one place; not itinerant or migratory.
- remaining in the same condition or state; not changing: The market price has remained stationary for a week.
- a person or thing that is stationary.
Origin of stationary
Related Wordsstagnant, static, motionless, immobile, parked, inert, pat, permanent, stable, standing, unmoving, stock-still, anchored, moored, nailed
Examples from the Web for stationary
“I usually see people head to the stationary bikes,” Steinbrick says.How to Survive the New Year ‘Gympocalypse’
January 6, 2015
Let me tell you, you look pretty silly nearly whiffing a stationary ball.Forget Bipartisan Golf, Obama, and Play Against Me
May 26, 2014
Five minutes later, Grace bounds down the stationary escalator, clutching a bacon cheeseburger and a Coke.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
Aristotle saw a universe with a stationary earth at the center and Galileo saw a universe with the earth in motion about the sun.How Liberty University Creates Creationists
Karl W. Giberson
March 2, 2014
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
July 19, 2013
In 1840, was commenced the manufacture of stationary and land steam engines.Cleveland Past and Present
Yet these several combats—of which there were as many as there were villages—were stationary.
They were stationary, and it was necessary to bring the sheaves to them.The Age of Invention
If this kind of thing goes on the population of England will be stationary in 1960.Howards End
E. M. Forster
Stationary tubs may be made of wood, of enameled iron, or of slate.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
- not moving; standing still
- not able to be moved
- showing no changethe doctors said his condition was stationary
- tending to remain in one place
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).