What does antiquary mean?

Definitions for antiquaryˈæn tɪˌkwɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antiquary, antiquarian, archaist(noun)

    an expert or collector of antiquities


  1. antiquary(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: From antiquarius, from antiquus + -arius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antiquary(adj)

    pertaining to antiquity

  2. Antiquary(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. antiquarius, fr. antiquus ancient. See Antique.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antiquary

    an′ti-kwar-i, n. one who studies or collects old things, esp. the monuments and relics of the past—but not very ancient things, and rather from curiosity than archæological interest.—adj. (Shak.) ancient.—adj. and n. Antiquār′ian, connected with the study of antiquities, also one devoted to the study.—n. Antiquār′ianism. [See Antique.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antiquary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antiquary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roger Michel:

    They are people in local antiquary societies, local museum curators, they are embedded archaeologists, they are people just like the poor fellow who was killed in Palmyra, Mr. al-As' ad, the people that are passionate about preserving their local heritage.

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