antiquary definition

  • noun:
    • An antiquarian.
    • an individual who is knowledgeable of, or just who gathers antiques; an antiquarian.
    • One dedicated to the study of old times through their relics, as inscriptions, monuments, remains of ancient habitations, statues, coins, manuscripts, etc.; one that searches for and scientific studies the relics of antiquity.
    • One versed in the knowledge of ancient things; a student or collector of antiquities: sometimes used in the sense of arch├Žologist. See antiquarianism.
    • A dealer in old books, coins, things of art, and comparable articles.
    • the official custodian of antiquities. This subject had been bestowed by Henry VIII. upon Leland, his chaplain and librarian, 1533.
    • a specialist or collector of antiquities
    • An antiquarian.
    • someone who is knowledgeable of, or whom collects antiques; an antiquarian.
    • One dedicated to the research of ancient times through their relics, as inscriptions, monuments, stays of ancient habitations, statues, coins, manuscripts, etc.; person who looks for and studies the relics of antiquity.
    • One versed into the understanding of ancient things; a student or enthusiast of antiquities: sometimes utilized in the sense of arch├Žologist. See antiquarianism.
    • A dealer in old books, coins, items of art, and comparable articles.
    • the official custodian of antiquities. This name had been bestowed by Henry VIII. upon Leland, their chaplain and librarian, 1533.
    • a professional or enthusiast of antiquities
  • adjective:
    • regarding antiquity.
    • regarding antiquity.
  • others:
    • related to antiquity; ancient; antiquarian.
    • with respect to antiquity; ancient; antiquarian.

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