Definition of stationery
1 : materials (such as paper, pens, and ink) for writing or typing
2 : letter paper usually accompanied with matching envelopes
Recent Examples of stationery from the Web
Nashville designer Tyler Browning does his part to revive the lost art of the handwritten note with his line of gentleman’s stationery that blends modern style with vintage artwork.
Others on the stationery bike brigade today included running back Duke Johnson, receiver Kenny Britt, and receiver Corey Coleman.
An out-of-court settlement required the owners to put disclaimers on signs and stationery — and now on the company's website — saying the agency isn't affiliated with Donald Trump, the New York Daily News reported.
In 1993, Parker Pen was purchased by Gillette, which sold it to Newell Rubbermaid, the owner of Sharpie, PaperMate, and other stationery brands; its production was globalized, and its Janesville workforce downsized.
Graham has been a longtime opponent of generic postcards and blank stationery.
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stationary or stationery?
The Internet is awash with mnemonics (“something (such as a word, a sentence, or a song) that helps people remember something“) designed to assist those who have trouble distinguishing between two similar words. A fair share of these turn out to be for the words stationery and stationary. The most commonly suggested method is to remember that you buy papER at a stationERy store. If this trick does not work for you, then perhaps it will help to remember that a stationery store is one that is run by a stationer. This word was originally applied to a bookseller, but by the middle of the 17th century it began to be used for a person who sells papers, pens, and office goods.
Origin and Etymology of stationery
First Known Use: 1727See Words from the same year
STATIONERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stationery for English Language Learners
: materials (such as paper, pens, and ink) that are used for writing or typing
: paper that is used for writing letters and that usually has matching envelopes
STATIONERY Defined for Kids
Definition of stationery for Students
: writing paper and envelopes
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