Definitions of stationary

  1. not capable of being moved; "stationary machinery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Not moving; fixed; not to be carried from one place to another; as stationary tubs; unchanging in state or condition; as, the size of the army remained stationary. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Pertaining to a station: standing: fixed: settled: acting from or in a fixed position (as an engine): not progressing or retrogressing: not improving. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Not moving; fixed; settled. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Remaining in one place; fixed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Fixed; not moving, progressively or regressively; not appearing to move; not advancing; not improving. Stationary engine a steam-engine in a fixed position which draws a load on a railway by a rope. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Fixed; not moving; not advancing; not improving. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for stationary

  1. It will be more than sufficient for that purpose, if I can make it appear that we have been stationary during the war. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. Percival and Bobby found a vine- clad summer- house where they could watch the tall ships riding at anchor in the bay, their riding- lights swaying amid the more stationary stars. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice