antiquary

antiquary
noun (plural -quaries) Date: 1586 antiquarian

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  • Antiquary — An ti*qua*ry, a. [L. antiquarius, fr. antiquus ancient. See {Antique}.] Pertaining to antiquity. [R.] Instructed by the antiquary times. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antiquary — An ti*qua*ry, n.; pl. {Antiquaries}. One devoted to the study of ancient times through their relics, as inscriptions, monuments, remains of ancient habitations, statues, coins, manuscripts, etc.; one who searches for and studies the relics of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antiquary — [an′ti kwer΄ē] n. pl. antiquaries [L antiquarius < antiquus: see ANTIQUE] a person who collects or studies relics and ancient works of art …   English World dictionary

  • antiquary — [[t]æ̱ntɪkwəri, AM kweri[/t]] antiquaries N COUNT An antiquary is a person who studies the past, or who collects or buys and sells old and valuable objects. Syn: antiquarian …   English dictionary

  • antiquary — /an ti kwer ee/, n., pl. antiquaries. 1. an expert on or student of antiquities. 2. a collector of antiquities. [1555 65; < L antiquarius a student of the past, equiv. to antiqu(us) ancient, old (see ANTIQUE) + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • antiquary — noun A person who is knowledgeable of, or who collects antiques; an antiquarian. See Also: antic, ancient, antiquated, antique, antiquity …   Wiktionary

  • antiquary — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. archaeologist, historian, student of the past …   English dictionary for students

  • antiquary — an·ti·quar·y || æntɪkwÉ™rɪ n. one who studies or collects antiquities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antiquary — n. See antiquarian …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • antiquary — n 1. antiquarian, archaist, paleologist, archaeologist; classicist, medievalist; dryasdust. 2. antiquer, antique dealer; curator, curatrix, collector …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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