Definitions

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

  • n. A box used to hold stationery and other writing materials.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A case or box containing paper and writing materials.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A case or box containing paper and materials for writing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A case or box, usually somewhat or namental, containing paper and other materials for writing.

Etymologies

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

French, from Old French papetier, papermaking, from papier, paper; see paper.

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French, paper manufacture, from papier paper.

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