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Definition of stationer

1 archaic
2 : one that sells stationery

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Recent Examples on the Web Bookshops and stationers were allowed to re-open along with various other activities on April 14, and plant nurseries and florists had been working since the beginning of the month. Nicky Swallow, Condé Nast Traveler, "Italy Is Reopening in Bits and Pieces—Here's What It Feels Like," 12 May 2020 Spain has let builders return to work, Italy has opened stationers and bookshops, Denmark is allowing children back into nurseries and primary schools. The Economist, "Fumbling for the exit strategy," 18 Apr. 2020 But for all the glamour that is The Big Day, the professionals behind it—florists, caterers, bartenders, linen rental companies, cake bakers, photo booths, stationers—are everyday people with jobs to do. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "Wedding businesses and vendors feel the pinch in coronavirus outbreak," 12 Mar. 2020 Black Friday sales can be found in many countries, from small stationers to major chains to car dealers. New York Times, "Black Friday 2019: What You Need to Know," 29 Nov. 2019 Recently, the stationer has become more playful, with a dedicated range of tongue-in-cheek cover editions. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Gifts for the Business Class Regular," 6 Dec. 2019 Apart from traditional stationers like Crane & Co and Smythson, a slew of e-commerce startups like Sugar Paper, Minted, Moglea, and StudioSarah are helping spread the love for paper beyond wedding planning and socialite circles. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "The dread of unsolicited email is fueling the revival of personal stationery," 14 Nov. 2019 And there's even an exclusive collection of gift-wrap, trim, and entertaining essentials from boutique stationer Sugar Paper. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Target’s New Holiday Collections Will Make Your Spirits Bright," 1 Nov. 2019 Like, wedding cake flavor (lemon elderflower), invitations (by London stationer Barnard & Westwood), and guests (the couple invite 2,640 members of the public to the Windsor Castle grounds). Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Love Story: A Timeline," 22 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of stationer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for stationer

Middle English staciouner, from Anglo-French stationer, from Medieval Latin stationarius, from station-, statio market stall, from Latin, station

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“Stationer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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: a business or person that sells stationery

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