Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Writing paper and envelopes.
  • n. Writing materials and office supplies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. writing materials, envelopes, office materials
  • adj. Common misspelling of stationary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or sold by, a stationer.
  • n. The articles usually sold by stationers, as paper, pens, ink, quills, blank books, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The articles usually sold by stationers; the various materials employed in writing, such as paper, pens, pencils, and ink.
  • Relating to writing, or consisting of writing-materials: as, stationery goods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. paper cut to an appropriate size for writing letters; usually with matching envelopes

Etymologies

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stationer +‎ -y

Examples

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  • What is written upon it can be moving!

    February 12, 2012

  • STATIONARY/STATIONERY

    . . . Let the “E” in “stationery” remind you of “envelope.”

    http://wsu.edu/~brians/errors/stationary.html

    January 1, 2011

  • I also think of a mountain peak, which is shaped like an "A." (Well, sort of.) Mountains don't move.

    Funny how we come up with mnemonic devices for words like this.

    February 25, 2007

  • That's handy. Never thought of it that way.

    February 25, 2007

  • Stationary stays put. You write on stationery. :)

    February 25, 2007

  • I always have difficulty with stationary and stationery.

    February 25, 2007