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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
References in classic literature ?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pizzorusso, geologist and Italian Renaissance scholar will speak on Leonardo da Vinci at a conference entitled "Art, Law and Crises of Connoisseurship" organized by ArtWatch UK, Center for Art Law and the London School of Economics Cultural Heritage on Tuesday December 1, 2015 at The Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.
A first edition of this work is available in the collection of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne's collection that is located in the Great North In fact hutton covered a distance of 601 miles from his home in Birmingham, crossing the Wall from west to east, and then retracing his steps back to his home City.
The exhibition brought together treasures and iconic objects on loan from across the UK, such as the Bosworth Crucifix, from the Society of Antiquaries of London, gloves worn by Charles I to his execution, from Lambeth Palace Library, and from the Parliamentary Archives, London, the trial record of Charles I, the 1689 Draft Declaration of Rights, and the Great Reform Act of 1832.