Meaning of STATIONARY in English
sta ‧ tion ‧ a ‧ ry /ˈsteɪʃən ə ri $ -neri/ BrE AmE adjective
[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: stationarius , from statio ; ⇨ ↑ station 1 ]
standing still instead of moving:
How did you manage to drive into a stationary vehicle?
► Do not confuse with the noun stationery (=writing materials such as paper).
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■ not moving
▪ still not moving – use this especially about people who are not moving, or about places where there is no wind:
There was no wind and the trees were completely still.
Keep still while I tie your shoes.
▪ stationary not moving – use this about cars, trains, or objects:
The truck swerved and hit a stationary vehicle.
▪ immobile not moving or not able to move, especially because of fear or tiredness:
As the disease progressed, she became increasingly immobile.
▪ motionless completely still – used especially in literature:
Kemp sat motionless as the verdict was read.
▪ calm not moving because there is no wind – use this about air and water:
The lake was calm.
▪ be at a standstill if traffic is at a standstill it is not moving:
Traffic was at a standstill on the motorway.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012