from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not moving.
  • adj. Not capable of being moved; fixed.
  • adj. Unchanging: a stationary sound.
  • n. One that is stationary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not moving.
  • adj. incapable of being moved
  • adj. unchanging
  • n. One who, or that which, is stationary, such as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
  • n. Common misspelling of stationery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed.
  • adj. Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.
  • adj. Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.
  • n. One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a particular station or place; remaining in a certain place; not movable, or not intended to be moved; not moving, or appearing not to move; technically, without velocity, whether this condition is only instantaneous, or whether the body spoken of remains motionless for an interval of time.
  • Remaining in the same condition or state; making no progress; without change; with neither increase nor decrease of symptoms, intensity, etc.: as, a stationary temperature.
  • n. A person or thing which remains or continues in the same place or condition; specifically, one of a force of permanent or stationary troops.
  • n. One who wishes to stay as or where he is; one who opposes or resists progress; an extreme conservatist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not capable of being moved
  • adj. standing still


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English stacionarie, from Old French stationnaire, from Medieval Latin statiōnārius, from Latin, belonging to a military station, from statiō, statiōn-, station; see station.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin stationarius, from statio, ultimately from stō.


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