Stationer Sta"tion*er (-[~e]r), n. [Cf. {Stationary}, a.] 1. A bookseller or publisher; -- formerly so called from his occupying a stand, or station, in the market place or elsewhere. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. One who sells paper, pens, quills, inkstands, pencils, blank books, and other articles used in writing. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • stationer — ► NOUN ▪ a seller of stationery. ORIGIN Latin stationarius tradesman at a fixed location …   English terms dictionary

  • stationer — [stā′shə nər] n. [ME stacionere < ML stationarius, tradesman with a fixed station or shop (by contrast with a peddler) < L, STATIONARY] 1. Obs. a bookseller or publisher 2. a person who sells office supplies, greeting cards, some books, etc …   English World dictionary

  • stationer — UK [ˈsteɪʃ(ə)nə(r)] / US [ˈsteɪʃ(ə)nər] noun [countable] Word forms stationer : singular stationer plural stationers 1) someone whose job is to sell stationery 2) stationer or stationer s British a shop that sells stationery …   English dictionary

  • stationer — sta|tion|er [ steıʃnər ] noun count 1. ) someone whose job is to sell stationery 2. ) stationer or stationer s BRITISH a store that sells stationery …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stationer — noun Etymology: Middle English staciouner, from Anglo French stationer, from Medieval Latin stationarius, from station , statio market stall, from Latin, station Date: 14th century 1. archaic a. bookseller b. publisher 2. one that sells… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stationer — sta|tion|er [ˈsteıʃənə US ər] n BrE [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: stationarius bookseller , from statio shop , from Latin; STATION1] 1.) stationer s a shop that sells stationery 2.) someone in charge of a shop that sells stationery …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stationer — [[t]ste͟ɪʃənə(r)[/t]] stationers N COUNT A stationer is a person who sells paper, envelopes, pens, and other equipment used for writing …   English dictionary

  • stationer — noun (C) BrE 1 stationer s a shop that sells stationery 2 someone in charge of a shop that sells stationery …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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