sedentary

[s_ˈɛ_d_ə_n_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ], [sˈɛdəntəɹɪ], [sˈɛdəntəɹɪ]

Definitions of sedentary:

  1.   Sedentariness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   One of a tribe of spiders called the sedentaria. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   One of a tribe of spiders which rest motionless until their prey is entangled in their web. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   Not free- living ; animals attached by a base to some substratum. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5.   Accustomed to sit much; requiring much sitting; passed for most part in sitting; inactive; sluggish. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Accustomed to pass much time in a sitting posture; marked by, or requiring, much sitting; as, sedentary work. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Accustomed to pass much time in a sitting posture; requiring much sitting or inactivity, as an employment or profession; inactive; sluggish. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8.   Sedentarily. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   Sitting much: passed chiefly in sitting: requiring much sitting: inactive. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   Accustomed to sit much; requiring much sitting. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for sedentary:

  1. I'm not a sedentary person. I've always been active. – Lauren Bacall
  2. Sporting goods sales have suffered because Americans have become too sedentary – Mike May
  3. Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger. – Jean Jacques Rousseau
  4. The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients. – George Santayana

Usage examples for sedentary:

  1. The Mound- Builders were sedentary and undoubtedly cultivated maize as their chief article of food. ” – The Nation in a Nutshell by George Makepeace Towle
  2. Truth, if it existed, was a state that was sedentary but movement was meaning and this man sought it. ” – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  3. The sedentary Turk, who smokes from morn to night, does not, on an average, get through so much tobacco per annum, as a right slick, active, go- ahead Yankee, who thinks nothing, 'upon his own relation, ' of felling a wagon- load of timber before breakfast, or of cutting down a couple of acres corn before dinner. ” – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  4. “ For persons of sedentary habits, the kind and quantity of food at each meal must be regulated largely by the individual from knowledge based on personal experience. ” – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  5. Petty feelings of envy, vexation, wounded vanity, of that small, provincial misanthropy engendered in petty officials by vodka and a sedentary life, swarmed in his heart like mice. ” – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  6. The change from an athletic to a sedentary habit of life- the wear and tear of the brain- the absorbing passion for knowledge which day and night kept all his faculties in a stretch; made strange havoc in a constitution naturally strong. ” – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. Close beside him stood a youngish- looking woman, whose unwieldy bulk, however, and pallid skin revealed the sedentary life and the ravages of ill- health. ” – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  8. Here he is traditionally an object or butt for ridicule as in the saying, 'Nine tailors make a man, ' and so on; and his weakness is no doubt supposed to be due to the fact that he pursues a sedentary indoor occupation and one more adapted to women than men, the needle being essentially a feminine implement. ” – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  9. In spite of her sedentary habits such abrupt decisions were not without precedent in Zeena's history. ” – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  10. It is only fit food for robust and active persons; the sedentary or delicate should carefully avoid it. ” – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton

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