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stationer

[ stey-shuh-ner ]

noun

  1. a person who sells the materials used in writing, as paper, pens, pencils, and ink.
  2. Archaic.
    1. a bookseller.
    2. a publisher.


stationer

/ ˈsteɪʃənə /

noun

  1. a person who sells stationery or a shop where stationery is sold
  2. obsolete.
    a publisher or bookseller


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Word History and Origins

Origin of stationer1

1350–1400; Middle English stacio ( u ) ner < Medieval Latin statiōnārius, noun use of the adj.: stationary, i.e., pertaining to dealers with permanent shops as distinguished from itinerant vendors

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Word History and Origins

Origin of stationer1

C14: from Medieval Latin stationarius a person having a regular station, hence a shopkeeper (esp a bookseller) as distinguished from an itinerant tradesman; see station

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Example Sentences

The stationer used to wonder how they could get through so much.

My wife's brother, Mr. Christopher Plaskwith, is a bookseller and stationer with pretty practice, in R——.

It was lying on the table in that condition when, in a luckless moment, a stationer in the neighbourhood of Wynnstay came in.

Very small and shrunken did she look when he took her out at the door leading to rooms over a stationer's shop.

The upturned ends are fastened in place by using the ordinary thumb tacks that can be procured at any stationer's.

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