What does stationary mean?

Definitions for stationaryˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stationary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stationary(adj)

    standing still

    "the car remained stationary with the engine running"

  2. stationary(adj)

    not capable of being moved

    "stationary machinery"


  1. stationary(Adjective)

    Not moving.

    For a few moments, the train remained stationary, before lurching forward along the track.

  2. stationary(Adjective)

    incapable of being moved

  3. stationary(Adjective)


  4. Origin: From stationarius, from statio, ultimately from sto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stationary(adj)

    not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed

  2. Stationary(adj)

    not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary

  3. Stationary(adj)

    appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet

  4. Stationary(noun)

    one who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion

  5. Origin: [L. stationarius: cf. F. stationnaire. Cf. Stationer.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stationary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stationary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Echo Delta:

    Stationary guards are easier to skirt, as for patrolling guards, we need to play hide-and-seek.

  2. Jonathan Chung:

    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.

  3. Melvyn Hillsdon:

    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.

  4. Dugald Stewart:

    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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