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.

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  • 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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Wikipedia

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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