antiquary

Definitions:

  • An antiquarian.
  • Pertaining to antiquity; ancient; antiquarian.
  • One versed in the knowledge of ancient things; a student or collector of antiquities: sometimes used in the sense of <internalXref urlencoded="arch%C3%A6ologist">archæologist</internalXref>. See <internalXref urlencoded="antiquarianism">antiquarianism</internalXref>.
  • A dealer in old books, coins, objects of art, and similar articles.
  • An official custodian of antiquities. This title was bestowed by Henry VIII. upon Leland, his chaplain and librarian, 1533.
  • Pertaining to antiquity.
  • 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.
  • A person who is <xref>knowledgeable</xref> of, or who <xref>collects</xref> <xref>antiques</xref>; an <xref>antiquarian</xref>.
  • an expert or collector of antiquities
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