- writing paper.
- writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.
Origin of stationery
Examples from the Web for stationery
I own a stationery company that focuses mostly on custom orders.
So when I decided to launch my own stationery company in 2009, my choice of selling platform was simple.
At Pentagon procurement prices, the cost of switching the stationery alone would be astronomical.More South-Bashing!
May 28, 2013
Pushy parents and cranky kids swarmed clothing stores and stationery stores on Sunday.Israeli Democracy Rises to the Occasion
August 28, 2012
Yet the costs of trading Ms. for Mrs. are greater than stationery for some.Will Chelsea Change Her Name?
Samuel P. Jacobs
July 27, 2010
It was a stationery and tobacco store, and I was right at his heels when he entered.The Crevice
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
A square envelope, belonging, in fact, to the ship's stationery.The Shadow-Line
There was no stationery in the desk, but Mary had a pocket diary in her chatelaine bag.A Woman for Mayor
Helen M. Winslow
And he did it in three weeks, after beginning as a clerk in the stationery.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He saw that the stationery cabinet had been disturbed and laughed.The Daffodil Mystery
- any writing materials, such as paper, envelopes, pens, ink, rulers, etc
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.