Sedentary Definition

Keeping one seated much of the time.
A sedentary job.
Webster's New World
Of or marked by much sitting about and little travel.
Webster's New World
Remaining in one locality; not migratory.
Webster's New World
Attached or rooted; sessile.
Sedentary marine organisms.
American Heritage Medicine
Fixed to one spot, as a barnacle.
Webster's New World

Origin of Sedentary

  • French sédentaire from Old French from Latin sedentārius from sedēns sedent- present participle of sedēre to sit sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sedentārius (“sitting"), from sedeō (“I sit, I am seated").

    From Wiktionary

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