Definitions for sedentaryˈsɛd nˌtɛr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sed•en•tar•yˈsɛd nˌtɛr i(adj.)

  1. characterized by or requiring a sitting posture:

    a sedentary occupation.

  2. characterized by inactivity and lack of exercise:

    a sedentary life.

  3. Zool. abiding in one place; not migratory. pertaining to animals that move about little or are permanently attached to something, as a barnacle.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of sedentary:

1590–1600; < L sedentārius sitting


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sedentary(adj)

    requiring sitting or little activity

    "forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"


  1. sedentary(Adjective)

    Not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity.

  2. sedentary(Adjective)

    Not moving much; sitting around.

  3. Origin: From sedentarius, from sedeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sedentary(adj)

    accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man

  2. Sedentary(adj)

    characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life

  3. Sedentary(adj)

    inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil

  4. Sedentary(adj)

    caused by long sitting

  5. Sedentary(adj)

    remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans

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