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an·ti·quar·i·an

 (ăn′tĭ-kwâr′ē-ən)
n.
One who studies, collects, or deals in antiquities.
adj.
1. Of or relating to antiquarians or to the study or collecting of antiquities.
2. Dealing in or having to do with old or rare books.

an′ti·quar′i·an·ism n.

antiquarian

(ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən)
adj
(Antiques) concerned with the study of antiquities or antiques
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the largest size of handmade drawing paper, 53 × 31 inches
2. (Antiques) a less common name for antiquary
ˌantiˈquarianism n

an•ti•quar•i•an

(ˌæn tɪˈkwɛər i ən)

adj.
1. pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities.
2.
a. of value because of age or rarity: antiquarian books.
b. dealing or interested in such objects.
n.
3. an antiquary.
[1600–10]
an`ti•quar′i•an•ism, n.

antiquarian

A person who collects or studies antiquities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiquarian - an expert or collector of antiquitiesantiquarian - an expert or collector of antiquities
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
Adj.1.antiquarian - of or relating to persons who study or deal in antiques or antiquitiesantiquarian - of or relating to persons who study or deal in antiques or antiquities
2.antiquarian - of or relating to antiques or antiquities
Translations
antikvaran

antiquarian

[ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən]
A. ADJanticuario
B. N (= collector) → coleccionista mf de antigüedades; (= dealer) → anticuario/a m/f
C. CPD antiquarian bookseller Nlibrero/a m/f de viejo
antiquarian bookshop Nlibrería f de viejo
antiquarian collection Ncolección f de antigüedades

antiquarian

[ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən]
n
(= shop keeper) → antiquaire m/f
(= student) → archéologue m/f
(= collector) → collectionneur/euse m/f d'objets anciens
adj
antiquarian bookshop → librairie f d'ouvrages anciens

antiquarian

adj booksantiquarisch; coins alsoalt; studiesdes Altertums, der Antike; antiquarian bookshopAntiquariat nt

antiquarian

[ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən]
1. adj antiquarian bookshoplibreria antiquaria
2. nantiquario/a
References in classic literature ?
To a man living so much in the past, and so little in the present, as the secluded and antiquarian old bachelor, a century and a half seemed not so vast a period as to obviate the propriety of substituting right for wrong.
The ancient Surveyor -- being little molested, suppose, at that early day with business pertaining to his office -- seems to have devoted some of his many leisure hours to researches as a local antiquarian, and other inquisitions of a similar nature.
I am conscious, however, that the slight, unsatisfactory, and trivial manner, in which the result of my antiquarian researches has been recorded in the following pages, takes the work from under that class which bears the proud motto, Detur digniori.
It is only now and then in some very remote and backward agricultural district that an antiquarian may still discover a square house.
Whether the edifice now standing on the same site be the identical one to which she referred, I am not antiquarian enough to know; nor would it be worth while to correct myself, perhaps, of an agreeable error, by reading the date of its erection on the tablet over the door.
I am no antiquarian, but I could imagine that they were some unwarlike and harried race who were forced to accept that which none other would occupy.
I don't care a button myself for Paul's Penny, or such things," he admitted in answer to some antiquarian openings from the clergyman who was slightly acquainted with him, "but I wear the King's coat, you know, and it's a serious thing when the King's uncle leaves a thing here with his own hands under my charge.
I believe my brother could see me burned like a witch for such a thing, But then, the very thought of such fanatical cruelty heightened my old hatred of his dingy old antiquarian fussiness and my longing for the youth and liberty that called to me from the sea.
We repeat it, these hybrid constructions are not the least interesting for the artist, for the antiquarian, for the historian.
Filon has transplanted the creations of his fancy into an age certainly at a greater distance from ourselves than can be estimated by mere lapse of time, and where a fully detailed antiquarian knowledge, used with admirable tact and economy, is indeed serviceable in giving reality of effect to scene and character.
Her step-mother--mapping out a new antiquarian excursion for the next day, and finding Blanche's ears closed to her occasional remarks on baronial Scotland five hundred years since--lamented, with satirical
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