What does the word sedentary mean?

Usage examples for sedentary

  1. Some of them are sedentary in their mode of life, possessing, like the Muscovites, towns and villages built of wood; others are nomadic hunters and fishermen, all longing to welcome the French and religious fathers, that they may be instructed in our faith. – The Makers of Canada: Champlain by N. E. Dionne
  2. He wondered at the advisability of making their usual summer journey to the Tuareg sedentary centers. – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  3. Most of my own work is, I will not venture to say, literary, but at least sedentary. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward