definitions
  • synonyms

stationery

[ stey-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i /
|
SEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR stationery ON THESAURUS.COM

noun

writing paper.
writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.

RELATED CONTENT

READ MORE

RELATED WORDS

letterhead

Nearby words

stationary point, stationary state, stationary wave, stationer, stationers' company, stationery, stationery office, stationmaster, stations of the cross, statism, statist

Origin of stationery

First recorded in 1670–80; stationer + -y3
Can be confusedstationary stationery
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stationery

British Dictionary definitions for stationery

stationery

/ (ˈsteɪʃənərɪ) /

noun

any writing materials, such as paper, envelopes, pens, ink, rulers, etc

confusable

Avoid confusion with stationary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for stationery

stationery


n.

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