Antiquarian

  • 1 Antiquarian — An ti*qua ri*an, a. [See {Antiquary}]. Pertaining to antiquaries, or to antiquity; as, antiquarian literature. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 antiquarian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the collection or study of antiques, rare books, or antiquities. ► NOUN (also antiquary) ▪ a person who studies or collects antiquarian items. DERIVATIVES antiquarianism noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 Antiquarian — An ti*qua ri*an, n. 1. An antiquary. [1913 Webster] 2. A drawing paper of large size. See under {Paper}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 antiquarian — (n.) one who studies or is fond of antiquities, c.1600, from L. antiquarius pertaining to antiquity, from antiquus (see ANTIQUE (Cf. antique)) + AN (Cf. an). As an adjective from 1771 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 antiquarian — [adj] old, ancient aged, antique, archaic, hoary, obsolete, primitive, timeworn, venerable; concepts 578,797 Ant. modern, new, young …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 antiquarian — [an΄ti kwer′ē ən] adj. 1. of antiques or antiquities 2. of antiquaries 3. of, or dealing in, old books n. an antiquary antiquarianism n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Antiquarian — An antiquarian or antiquary is one concerned with antiquities or things of the past. Also, and most often in modern usage, an antiquarian is a person who deals with or collects rare and ancient antiquarian books . More narrowly, the term is often …

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  • 8 antiquarian — [[t]æ̱ntɪkwe͟əriən[/t]] antiquarians 1) ADJ: ADJ n Antiquarian means concerned with old and rare objects. ...an antiquarian bookseller. ...antiquarian and second hand books. 2) N COUNT An antiquarian is the same as an antiquary …

    English dictionary

  • 9 antiquarian — I UK [ˌæntɪˈkweərɪən] / US [ˌæntɪˈkwerɪən] adjective relating to the study, collection, or sale of historical objects, especially old and rare books II = antiquary antiquarian UK [ˌæntɪˈkweərɪən] / US [ˌæntɪˈkwerɪən] or antiquary UK [ˈæntɪkwərɪ]… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 antiquarian — 1. adjective /ˌæn.tɪˈkwɛɹ.i.ən/ Pertaining to antiquaries, or to antiquity; as, antiquarian literature. <! material copied from Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) 2. noun /ˌæn.tɪˈkwɛɹ.i.ən/ A collector, student or expert of… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 antiquarian — an|ti|quar|i|an [ˌæntıˈkweəriən US ˈkwer ] adj [only before noun] an antiquarian bookshop sells old books …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 antiquarian — an|ti|quar|i|an1 [ ,æntı kweriən ] adjective relating to the study, collection, or sale of historical objects, especially old and rare books antiquarian an|ti|quar|i|an 2 [ ,æntı kweriən ] or an|ti|qua|ry [ æntıkwəri ] noun count someone who… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 antiquarian — adjective (only before noun) an antiquarian bookshop sells old books …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 antiquarian — an•ti•quar•i•an [[t]ˌæn tɪˈkwɛər i ən[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities 2) lib a) of value because of age or rarity: antiquarian books[/ex] b) dealing or interested in such objects 3) an antiquary • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 antiquarian — I. noun Date: 1610 one who collects or studies antiquities II. adjective Date: 1771 1. of or relating to antiquarians or antiquities 2. dealing in old or rare books • antiquarianism noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 antiquarian — antiquarianism, n. /an ti kwair ee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities. 2. of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books. n. 3. an antiquary. 4. a size of drawing and writing paper, 31 × 53 or 29 × 52… …

    Universalium

  • 17 antiquarian — Synonyms and related words: Jonathan Oldbuck, Miniver Cheevy, Pre Raphaelite, antiquary, antique collector, antique dealer, antique car collector, archaeological, archaeologist, archaist, classicist, dryasdust, eolithic, laudator temporis acti,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 antiquarian — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. archaic, ancient, antique; see old 3 . n. Syn. antiquary, student of antiquity, collector, savant, archaeologist, anthropologist, historian, paleologist, medievalist, classicist, archaist, paleographer, bibliophile,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 antiquarian — an·ti·quar·i·an || ‚æntɪ kweÉ™rɪən adj. of or relating to antiquities n. one who studies antiquities; one who collects antiquities …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 antiquarian — [ˌantɪ kwɛ:rɪən] adjective relating to or studying antiques, rare books, or antiquities. noun (also antiquary) a person who studies or collects antiques or antiquities. Derivatives antiquarianism noun Origin C17: from L. antiquarius, from… …

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