sta·​tio·​ner | \ ˈstā-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce stationer (audio) \

Definition of stationer

1 archaic
b : publisher
2 : one that sells stationery

Examples of stationer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last week, California winery Belle Glos, known for their award-winning Pinot Noir, announced their national partnership with novelist Nicholas Sparks and luxury stationer Dempsey & Carroll to revive the art and craft of letter writing. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Eventually, however, the immobile professions split, and a stationer became someone who sells stationery (1727). Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Aug. 2021 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, 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, 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, 12 Mar. 2020 Black Friday sales can be found in many countries, from small stationers to major chains to car dealers. New York Times, 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, 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, 14 Nov. 2019 See More

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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 3 Oct. 2022.

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