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stationery

writing paper; writing materials: I ordered personalized stationery.
Not to be confused with:
stationary – fixed; standing still; not movable; not changing: Inflation has remained stationary.
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sta·tion·er·y

 (stā′shə-nĕr′ē)
n.
1. Writing paper and envelopes.
2. Writing materials and office supplies.
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stationery

(ˈsteɪʃənərɪ)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any writing materials, such as paper, envelopes, pens, ink, rulers, etc
Usage: Avoid confusion with Avoid confusion of stationery with stationary
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sta•tion•er•y

(ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i)

n.
1. writing paper.
2. writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.
[1670–80]
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stationary

stationery

Stationary and stationery are both pronounced /'steɪʃənəri/. However, their meanings are completely different.

1. 'stationary'

Stationary is an adjective. If a vehicle is stationary, it is not moving.

There was a stationary car in the middle of the street.
Only use the handbrake when your vehicle is stationary.
2. 'stationery'

Stationery is a noun. It refers to paper, envelopes, pens, and other equipment used for writing.

They sell books and stationery.
Get some envelopes from the office stationery cupboard.
Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stationery - paper cut to an appropriate size for writing lettersstationery - paper cut to an appropriate size for writing letters; usually with matching envelopes
letterhead - a sheet of stationery with name and address of the organization printed at the top
writing paper - paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts
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Translations
أَدَوَاتٌ مَكْتَبِيَّةقِرطاسِيَّه، أدوات مَكْتَبِيَّه
papírnické zbožípapírnictví
papirvarerkontorartikler
kirjoitustarvikkeet
uredski materijal
írószer és papíráru
ritföng
文房具
문방구
papiernictvo
pisalne potrebščine
pappersvaror
เครื่องเขียน
văn phòng phẩm

stationery

[ˈsteɪʃənərɪ]
A. Nartículos mpl de escritorio or de papelería
B. CPD Stationery Office N (Brit) → Imprenta f Nacional
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

stationery

[ˈsteɪʃənəri] n
(gen)fournitures fpl de bureau
(= writing paper) → papier m à lettresstationery cupboard narmoire f à fournituresstation house n (US)
(for police)commissariat m
(for firefighters)caserne f de pompiers
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

stationery

n (= notepaper)Briefpapier nt; (= writing materials)Schreibwaren pl; office stationeryBüromaterial nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

stationery

[ˈsteɪʃnrɪ] narticoli mpl di cancelleria; (writing paper) → carta da lettere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

stationer

(ˈsteiʃənə) noun
a person who sells stationery.
ˈstationery noun
paper, envelopes, pens and other articles used in writing etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

stationery

أَدَوَاتٌ مَكْتَبِيَّة papírnické zboží papirvarer Schreibwaren γραφική ύλη artículos de escritorio kirjoitustarvikkeet fournitures de bureau uredski materijal cancelleria 文房具 문방구 kantoorbenodigdheden skrivepapir materiały piśmienne artigos de papelaria канцтовары pappersvaror เครื่องเขียน kırtasiye văn phòng phẩm 文具
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
pluma PLUME] 'a dealer in plumes or feathers' 1282 NED; plume (plome) [OF plume:--L pluma] 'a feather' 1399 NED); Staciner 1293-4, stacioner 1311, Stacionere 1327, stationer 1337, Stacyneres 1382, Stacioner 1432-3, 1466-7, Stacyoner 1433, stacyoner 1448-9 (stacioner(e [from stacioun n.
Showyth and complayneth vnto your good lordshype your dayly orator Thomas Kele of London stacioner that wher as your seyd orator was prentes & afterwardes servant with Rych pynson of London prenter by the space of viii yeres/ And afterwarde the seyd Rych to thentent to sett the same your orator fourth soe that he might begynne the worke & soe to have a competente levynge in hys age delyured unto the same your orator a stoke of xxiiij li for repayment (22) wherof tbe same your orator was bounden by hys dede obligatocon vnto the seyd Rych in the some of xxiiij li payable att certayn dayes....
Randolph wished Smyth's children to have the "Twentie Poundes in white money whiche I Receiued of the supervisors of the testament of harry Smithe for the makinge suer admittinge and allowaunce of the Lease of the house wherein the saide Henrie did late inhabit and wherein Richard Tottell stacioner dose now inhabitt next to Temple barre." (62) The terms of Randolph Cholmeley's gift make clear that none of Smyth's children had yet achieved majority, which means that the eldest of them was no more than eight years old when Smyth died.