antiquarian

[ an-ti-kwair-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌæn tɪˈkwɛər i ən /

adjective

pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities.
of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books.

noun

an antiquary.
a size of drawing and writing paper, 31 × 53 or 29 × 52 inches.

Origin of antiquarian

1600–10; < Latin antīquāri(us) (see antiquary) + -an

Related forms

an·ti·quar·i·an·ism, noun
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antiquarian

/ (ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən) /

adjective

concerned with the study of antiquities or antiques

noun

the largest size of handmade drawing paper, 53 × 31 inches
a less common name for antiquary

Derived Forms

antiquarianism, noun
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