from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antiquarian.

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  • n. A person who is knowledgeable of, or who collects antiques; an antiquarian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.

from The 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.
  • n. An official custodian of antiquities. This title was bestowed by Henry VIII. upon Leland, his chaplain and librarian, 1533.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expert or collector of antiquities


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin antīquārius, from antīquus, old; see antique.

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From Latin antiquarius ("pertaining to antiquity, one fond of or employed in antiquities"), from antiquus ("ancient") + -arius


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