The DICT Development Group
1 definition found
for Sedentary spider
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sedentary \Sed"en*ta*ry\, a. [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit:
cf. F. se['e]dentaire. See Sedent.]
1. Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.
"Sedentary, scholastic sophists." --Bp. Warburton.
2. Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a
sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
Any education that confined itself to sedentary
pursuits was essentially imperfect. --Beaconsfield.
3. Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.
[R.] "The sedentary earth." --Milton.
The soul, considered abstractly from its passions,
is of a remiss, sedentary nature. --Spectator.
4. Caused by long sitting. [Obs.] "Sedentary numbness."
5. (Zool.) Remaining in one place, especially when firmly
attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary
mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.
Sedentary spider (Zool.), one of a tribe of spiders which
rest motionless until their prey is caught in their web.
Contactemail@example.com Specification=RFC 2229