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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 ?
Antiquarians concede that such a personage as Hercules did exist in ancient times and agree that he was an enterprising and energetic man, but decline to believe him a good, bona- fide god, because that would be unconstitutional.
Antiquarians hold we are,--and--and we have an old seal, marked with a ramping lion on a shield, and a castle over him.
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.
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.
It is only now and then in some very remote and backward agricultural district that an antiquarian may still discover a square house.
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.
Ham Farm possessed neither the splendor of Windygates nor the picturesque antiquarian attraction of Swanhaven.
Andy Geoghan kicked the stiletto with the toe of his shoe curiously, like an antiquarian who has come upon some ancient weapon unknown to his learning.
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.
We repeat it, these hybrid constructions are not the least interesting for the artist, for the antiquarian, for the historian.
Besides the kitchen, there were two bedrooms, a good-sized parlour, and another smaller one, which I destined for my studio, all well aired and seemingly in good repair, but only partly furnished with a few old articles, chiefly of ponderous black oak, the veritable ones that had been there before, and which had been kept as antiquarian relics in my brother's present residence, and now, in all haste, transported back again.
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.