stationer

noun
sta·​tio·​ner | \ˈstā-sh(ə-)nər \

Definition of stationer 

1 archaic

a : bookseller

b : publisher

2 : one that sells stationery

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That resulted in her florist choosing flowers with a life span long enough to last through the rehearsal dinner and wedding, and the top-dollar stationer Engaging Invites designing a handful of thank you cards rather than invitations. New York Times, "She Wanted Lavish, He Was Fine With City Hall," 8 June 2018 Also: Print the ceremony program on paper fans — most stationers can do this — so guests can alternate between reading and cooling off. Lauren Levy, The Cut, "The Everything Guide to Staying Cool at a Summer Wedding," 12 Apr. 2018 The invitations were made by Barnard & Westwood, a London stationer that has held a royal warrant since 1985. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Poignant Symbolism in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Invitations," 22 Mar. 2018 Guests then gathered for a four-course dinner (menus were designed by stationer Amanda Day Rose) that included New England clam chowder, New York strip steak and herb-crusted cod. Aili Nahas, PEOPLE.com, "Inside Bachelor Alum Whitney Bischoff’s Cape Cod Wedding: See the Gorgeous Photos," 24 Oct. 2017 But in the early 19th century, Thomas De La Rue & Company, a British stationer and printer, introduced lithographic designs such as dots, stars, and other simple prints to the backs of playing cards. Adrienne Bernhard, The Atlantic, "The Lost Origins of Playing-Card Symbols," 24 Aug. 2017 Ben, 33, is a skilled woodworker and former youth minister with a degree in history, and Erin, 31, is an artist and former stationer with a degree in graphic design. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Why Erin and Ben Napier Are Unlike Any Other Couple On HGTV," 17 Mar. 2017

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stationer

: a business or person that sells stationery

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