[ an-ti-kwair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌæn tɪˈkwɛər i ən /
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pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities.
of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books.
a size of drawing and writing paper, 31 × 53 or 29 × 52 inches.
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OTHER WORDS FROM antiquarianan·ti·quar·i·an·ism, noun
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How to use antiquarian in a sentence
Introduced by antiquarian bookseller Rebecca Romney, “Projections” reprints a dozen science-fiction stories, each as a separate booklet tidily packaged together in a handsome box.Why read what everyone else is reading? A guide to this season’s hidden gems.|Michael Dirda|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Mere antiquarianism, Dr Arnold justly observes, is calculated to contract and enfeeble the understanding.
But there is perhaps as much worthless historical Speculation as trifling Antiquarianism extant in literature.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2)|John Hill Burton
But Keats never was nor tried to be exact in his antiquarianism.Life of John Keats|Sidney Colvin
Nowhere perhaps is antiquarianism more fascinating than in the sphere of religion.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
The first night, to prevent rivalry, was devoted to antiquarianism, and to the performance of extracts from the plays of Holberg.Henrik Ibsen|Edmund Gosse
British Dictionary definitions for antiquarian
/ (ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən) /
concerned with the study of antiquities or antiques
the largest size of handmade drawing paper, 53 × 31 inches
a less common name for antiquary
Derived forms of antiquarianantiquarianism, noun
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