- pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities.
- of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books.
- an antiquary.
- a size of drawing and writing paper, 31 × 53 or 29 × 52 inches.
Origin of antiquarian
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Examples from the Web for antiquarian
Such an act of antiquarian barbarism happily has few imitators.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
Nor does anybody, save here and there an antiquarian, read Shepard and Hooker and Mayhew.The American Mind
The antiquary is a collector; the antiquarian a student or writer.Sir Walter Scott
He was also a painter of considerable merit, a writer and an antiquarian.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
His name was Ottaviani, and he was also an antiquarian of some repute.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- concerned with the study of antiquities or antiques
- the largest size of handmade drawing paper, 53 × 31 inches
- a less common name for antiquary
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Word Origin and History for antiquarian
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