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ˌæn tɪˈkwɛər i ənan·ti·quar·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antiquary, antiquarian, archaistadjective

    an expert or collector of antiquities

  2. antiquarianadjective

    of or relating to persons who study or deal in antiques or antiquities

  3. antiquarianadjective

    of or relating to antiques or antiquities


  1. antiquariannoun

    A collector, student or expert of antiquities or antiques.

  2. antiquarianadjective

    Pertaining to antiquaries, or to antiquity; as, antiquarian literature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antiquarianadjective

    pertaining to antiquaries, or to antiquity; as, antiquarian literature

    Etymology: [See Antiquary]

  2. Antiquariannoun

    an antiquary

    Etymology: [See Antiquary]

  3. Antiquariannoun

    a drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n

    Etymology: [See Antiquary]


  1. Antiquarian

    An antiquarian or antiquary is an aficionado or student of antiquities or things of the past. More specifically, the term is used for those who study history with particular attention to ancient artefacts, archaeological and historic sites, or historic archives and manuscripts. The essence of antiquarianism is a focus on the empirical evidence of the past, and is perhaps best encapsulated in the motto adopted by the 18th-century antiquary, Sir Richard Colt Hoare, "We speak from facts not theory". Today the term is often used in a pejorative sense, to refer to an excessively narrow focus on factual historical trivia, to the exclusion of a sense of historical context or process.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antiquarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antiquarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Randy Guijarro:

    I guess I'm now an antiquarian.

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    in or of the month preceding the present one
    • A. ultimo
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