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an·ti·quar·y

 (ăn′tĭ-kwĕr′ē)
n. pl. an·ti·quar·ies
An antiquarian.

[Latin antīquārius, from antīquus, old; see antique.]

antiquary

(ˈæntɪkwərɪ)
n, pl -quaries
(Antiques) a person who collects, deals in, or studies antiques, ancient works of art, or ancient times. Also called: antiquarian

an•ti•quar•y

(ˈæn tɪˌkwɛr i)

n., pl. -quar•ies.
1. an expert on or student of antiquities.
2. a collector of antiquities.
[1555–65; < Latin antīquārius=antīqu(us) ancient, old (see antique) + -ārius -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiquary - an expert or collector of antiquitiesantiquary - an expert or collector of antiquities
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
Translations
régiségbúvárrégiséggyűjtő

antiquary

[ˈæntɪkwəri] n
(= shopkeeper, dealer) → antiquaire m/f
(= student) → archéologue m/f
(= collector) → collectionneur/euse m/f d'objets anciens

antiquary

n (= collector)Antiquitätensammler(in) m(f); (= seller)Antiquitätenhändler(in) m(f)

antiquary

[ˈæntɪkwərɪ] nantiquario/a
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of Antiquaries, it was relinquished as a hazardous experiment.
The last news which I hear from Edinburgh is, that the gentleman who fills the situation of Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland,* is the best amateur draftsman
Thus, in the case of an ancient coffin of rough stone, supposed, for many generations, to contain the bones of a certain baron, who, after ravaging, with cut, and thrust, and plunder, in foreign lands, came back with a penitent and sorrowing heart to die at home, but which had been lately shown by learned antiquaries to be no such thing, as the baron in question (so they contended) had died hard in battle, gnashing his teeth and cursing with his latest breath-- the bachelor stoutly maintained that the old tale was the true one; that the baron, repenting him of the evil, had done great charities and meekly given up the ghost; and that, if ever baron went to heaven, that baron was then at peace.
The very existence of it has been made a question among political antiquaries.
Our antiquaries abandon time for distance; our very fops glance from the binding to the bottom of the title-page, where the mystic characters which spell London, Paris, or Genoa, are precisely so many letters of recommendation.
Neither party would listen to the antiquaries who delivered learned lectures in the neighbourhood, showing the Bleeding Heart to have been the heraldic cognisance of the old family to whom the property had once belonged.
A secret chamber in the rock behind it was discovered some time ago, which contained a sword of exquisite workmanship, and some quaint old armor of a fashion that antiquaries are not acquainted with, though it is supposed to be Roman.
You may seek in vain, now, for the spot on which these sisters lived, for their very names have passed away, and dusty antiquaries tell of them as of a fable.
The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit -- not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic.
Contract notice: co-publication and distribution of the catalog of the exhibition ~curious antiquaries, the beginnings of archeology in bavay in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries~ organized by the ancient bavay forum in bavay.
An active committee member of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, he was part of the team who rallied to save the Keep when it was in danger from the development of the railways.
uk chairman of Dunblane community council and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, wants the green belt land left undisturbed.