"the car remained stationary with the engine running"
not capable of being moved
For a few moments, the train remained stationary, before lurching forward along the track.
incapable of being moved
Origin: From stationarius, from statio, ultimately from sto.
not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed
not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary
appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet
one who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion
Origin: [L. stationarius: cf. F. stationnaire. Cf. Stationer.]
The numerical value of stationary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of stationary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Stationary guards are easier to skirt, as for patrolling guards, we need to play hide-and-seek.
They'd go out to a certain area, and the first thing they'd do is ... build a checkpoint. From that point on, they'd become very stationary.
The problem lies in the absence of movement rather than the time spent sitting itself, any stationary posture where energy expenditure is low may be detrimental to health, be it sitting or standing. The results cast doubt on the benefits of sit-stand work stations.
The faculty of imagination is the great spring of human activity, and the principle source of human improvement. As it delights in presenting to the mind scenes and characters more perfect than those which we are acquainted with, it prevents us from ever being completely satisfied without present condition, or with our past attainments, and engages us continually in the pursuit of some untried enjoyment, or of some ideal excellence. Destroy this faculty, and the condition of man will become as stationary as that of the brutes.
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- estacionari, immòbilCatalan, Valencian
- inamovible, estacionarioSpanish
- 固定された, 止まっている, 静止した, 変わらないJapanese
- 고정되다, [[멈추다, 변함없다Korean
- постоянный, неподвижный, стационарныйRussian
- hareketsiz, sabit, durağanTurkish
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