If your grandmother gives you a set of stationery as a birthday present, it might be a subtle hint to write her a thank you note. Stationery is a set of writing paper that comes with envelopes.

  • Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪʃənəri/
  • English Description: paper for writing letters, usually with matching envelopes
  • Chinese Translation: 信纸 (Xin4 Zhi3)
  • Spanish Translation: papel
  • STORY: Stationery refers to fancy paper you might use for a long-overdue thank you note, an old fashioned cover letter and resume, or even a love letter to a far away friend. Stationery is a tricky word that’s only one letter away from stationary, which means “remaining in one place.” But stationery (with an e) is what you’ll write your grandmother’s thank you note on. Won’t you?


  • The document, handwritten on hotel stationery, was seized by state investigators in January when they searched Peevey's La Cañada Flintridge home. Los Angeles Times Mar 19, 2015
  • If it’s a great offer, sign the letter and order your stationery!

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