stationery


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sta·tion·er·y

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

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

sta•tion•er•y

(ˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i)

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

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.
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
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

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

stationery

n (= notepaper)Briefpapier nt; (= writing materials)Schreibwaren pl; office stationeryBüromaterial nt

stationery

[ˈsteɪʃnrɪ] narticoli mpl di cancelleria; (writing paper) → carta da lettere

stationer

(ˈsteiʃənə) noun
a person who sells stationery.
ˈstationery noun
paper, envelopes, pens and other articles used in writing etc.

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
References in classic literature ?
Therein you err," the Pocketer explained; "that note was written in the bank with our own pen, ink, and paper, and we have not paid a stationery bill for six months.
It was the ordinary stationery of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and the following words were written upon it in a faint delicate handwriting, but in yellow pencil:-
At every mooring-chain and rope, at every stationery boat or barge that split the current into a broad- arrowhead, at the offsets from the piers of Southwark Bridge, at the paddles of the river steamboats as they beat the filthy water, at the floating logs of timber lashed together lying off certain wharves, his shining eyes darted a hungry look.
For, there was something very comfortable in having plenty of stationery.
Bit short of gum in our stationery office," he remarked.
From the big wholesale suppliers down through the salary list to office stationery and postage stamps, he kept the thumb-screws turning.
The note-paper and pens I pocketed--forlorn as my situation was, it did not authorize me to waste stationery.
My father--" She broke off, for they had reached the stationery department of the Haymarket Stores, and Mrs.
Seth had not answered them, although he had been moved and flattered by some of the sen- tences scrawled in pencil upon the stationery of the banker's wife.
I wanted a post-office, and sellers of tobacco, stationery, powder and shot.
A square envelope, belonging, in fact, to the ship's stationery.
Nay, an ingenious gentleman connected with the Department, and himself a valuable public servant, had done him the favour to make a curious calculation of the amount of stationery consumed in it during the same period.