American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An antiquarian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to antiquity; ancient; antiquarian.
- n. One versed in the knowledge of ancient things; a student or collector of antiquities: sometimes used in the sense of archæologist. See antiquarianism.
- n. A dealer in old books, coins, objects of art, and similar articles. In this and the preceding sense also
- n. An official custodian of antiquities. This title was bestowed by Henry VIII. upon Leland, his chaplain and librarian, 1533.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Pertaining to antiquity.
- n. One devoted to the study of ancient times through their relics, as inscriptions, monuments, remains of ancient habitations, statues, coins, manuscripts, etc.; one who searches for and studies the relics of antiquity.
- n. an expert or collector of antiquities
- From Latin antiquarius ("pertaining to antiquity, one fond of or employed in antiquities"), from antiquus ("ancient") + -arius (Wiktionary)
- Latin antīquārius, from antīquus, old; see antique. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Among the ruins of interest to the antiquary are the remains of Augustinian and”
“The antiquary, that is, the hostler of the posthouse at Spoleto, tells you that his town repulsed the victorious enemy, and shows you the gate still called _Porta di”
“Park, Thomas (1758/9 – 1834): trained as an engraver, Park became a poet, book-collector, antiquary, bibliographer and editor — not least of Bloomfield's poetry.”
“I want to live to excess! cries Balzac's hero, Raphael de Valentin, as he clutches the magic shagreen, or ass's skin, that will prolong his life of dissipation and pleasure, according to the antiquary who gives it to him.”
“We went to an antiquary dealer and set it in a band based on a Roman children's ring.”
“As railways opened, this London-born architect, furniture designer, set designer, antiquary, sailor and polemicist, raced up and down the country building Catholic churches, schools, monasteries and even cathedrals Birmingham, Nottingham and Southwark.”
“Any historical work that doesn’t cite original sources, e.g. states that Henri de Blois wrote something in 1141 without saying how we know – is there an original MS, if so where it is it, or are we relying on someone else quoting a MS which is lost, or did some 19th-century antiquary make it up?”
“In all three segments, the Church is the resident to monks–men of antiquary, who live monastic lives preserving memorized knowledge to duplicate them in a time when such actions are more tolerable to the population.”
“The researches of our late learned antiquary detected in this Walter, the descendant of Allan, the son of”
“I love it the better, because it was originally designed for Captain Grose, an excellent antiquary, though, like yourself, somewhat too apt to treat with levity his own pursuits:”
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