Definition of stationery in English:



  • 1Writing paper, especially with matching envelopes.

    • ‘Sources say it was written on the stationery of the Zamboanga hotel in which the negotiating party was billeted.’
    • ‘It's all a description of the picture in the upper left hand corner of the stationery.’
    • ‘It should look well on the stationery and airport signs.’
    • ‘Many people packed WH Smith, in the Haymarket, to spend their vouchers and pick up bargains in the stationery and DVD sections.’
    • ‘Instead she has her staff use photocopies of the stationery, which cost about half a cent each.’
    • ‘I remembered I wanted some hard-back notepads for my trip, so I perused the stationery in the store.’
    • ‘Mr. Dawson took the envelope and pulled out a white piece of typing paper that had been stapled to the stationery.’
    • ‘The only things that are being changed are the expensive things like the logo and the stationery.’
    • ‘The bedside radio is a thoughtful touch, as are the reproduction 19th century postcards included in the stationery folder.’
    • ‘Your first choice is to pick the stationery (aka background color and style) for your pictures.’
    • ‘A fine stationery and pens habit is cheaper than digital gadgets.’
    • ‘And he can order all the stationery he wants, as long as it's limited to one box.’
    • ‘Just imagine the cost to business for the stationery.’
    • ‘Think how much could be saved on stationery, envelopes and postage, and maybe even reduce the requirement of the number of couriers.’
    • ‘Hit the post office for stamps and the stationery store for letter-writing loot.’
    • ‘Put it the other way round: if your hotel changed the stationery and towels overnight, would you know where you were?’
    • ‘He then combined the photos with his musings on the idea of doubt, which were written out on the stationery of his luxury hotel.’
    • ‘She said the stationery, favours, reception and table decorations were all designed and tailor-made for each wedding.’
    • ‘It even encourages letter writing with a sampling of stationery and matching envelopes.’
    • ‘I dropped the stationery instantly, reaching into my chest holster for my weapon.’
    1. 1.1Writing and other office materials.
      • ‘Littered among the debris was the gruesome sight of body parts, pieces of luggage and office stationery.’
      • ‘Today the cards are sold in ten stationery stores and bookstores in Atlanta.’
      • ‘The department has urged learners to use books and stationery from last year until new materials are delivered.’
      • ‘Pupils at Waddon Infants could also see class sizes increase, and less money available to spend on essential materials such as books and stationery.’
      • ‘They can claim for such things as staff wages, office space, stationery, travel costs and accommodation.’
      • ‘Full support, training and stationery products are available.’
      • ‘Holomisa also condemned the Eastern Cape government's failure to supply stationery to 200 students in Maluti.’
      • ‘Office stationery cupboards used to be crammed with reams of carbon paper sold to gullible secretaries by pushy salesmen during the lunch hour when the boss was out.’
      • ‘And as well as designer stationery there is a range of highly affordable invitation and thank-you card sets available ready to buy.’
      • ‘Half way through the show we encounter another, similar series devoted to piles of office stationery.’
      • ‘There is also a reception area, ten private offices, a stationery room, a store room and a tea-station on this floor.’
      • ‘The school had contacted the district office last week to be told that stationery would be delivered this week.’
      • ‘The office stationery cupboard is like a sweet shop.’
      • ‘Because he was subsidising his office stationery bill by being more entrepreneurial than the rules allowed.’
      • ‘Star Office Choice has the most comprehensive range of stationery and office supplies in Lismore and Casino.’
      • ‘Given the predominance of the government offices, it would probably be a good time to be a printer of letterhead stationery.’
      • ‘We're not running most of the replies, because we don't have enough asterisks in the office stationery cupboard to make them safe for work.’
      • ‘Other stationery companies, leather goods manufacturers and upmarket pen manufacturers are the kind of businesses in the firm's sights.’
      • ‘Smith's stranglehold on the high street stationery market has not, however, always gone unchallenged.’
      • ‘At Waltons, a office furnishings and stationery company in Beach Road, Woodstock, a parking lot was flooded.’


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