- a person who sells the materials used in writing, as paper, pens, pencils, and ink.
- a bookseller.
- a publisher.
Origin of stationer
Examples from the Web for stationer
Historical Examples of stationer
The envelope and the wax he had procured at a stationer's near the South Station.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
At last we passed a stationer's, and it occurred to me that I might as well buy some paper.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
Indeed it is this very custom that gave rise to the term 'stationer.'The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
After a second or two she gave the number of a stationer's shop in the Avenue Mosart—.Man and Maid
He went at random into a stationer's shop; the shopman sang bass in his choir.Saint's Progress
- a person who sells stationery or a shop where stationery is sold
- obsolete a publisher or bookseller
Word Origin for stationer
"bookdealer, seller of books and paper," early 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from Medieval Latin stationarius "stationary seller," from Latin stationem (nominative statio) "station" (see station).