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[stey-shuh-ner-ee] /ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/
writing paper.
writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.
Origin of stationery
First recorded in 1670-80; stationer + -y3
Can be confused
stationary, stationery. Unabridged
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  • And there's no other shop for books and stationery at Seacove.'

    The Rectory Children Mrs Molesworth
  • The stationery, the postmark, the date upon it, all seemed perfectly in accord.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • Long it had lain among her stationery, the last of a kind she had formerly used.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • A case or folder in which leaves of loose paper or other stationery may be carried.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
  • As the two youngest Kenway girls came out of the stationery and book store, Miss Pepperill was entering.

British Dictionary definitions for stationery


any writing materials, such as paper, envelopes, pens, ink, rulers, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stationery

1727, from stationery wares (c.1680) "articles sold by a stationer," from stationer "seller of books and paper" (q.v.). Roving peddlers were more common in the Middle Ages; sellers with a fixed location were often bookshops licensed by universities. The Company of Stationers, one of the Livery Companies of the City of London, was founded 1556.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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