antiquary

[ an-ti-kwer-ee ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌkwɛr i /

noun, plural an·ti·quar·ies.

an expert on or student of antiquities.
a collector of antiquities.

Nearby words

  1. antipyrine,
  2. antipyrotic,
  3. antiq.,
  4. antiquarian,
  5. antiquark,
  6. antiquate,
  7. antiquated,
  8. antiquation,
  9. antique,
  10. antique glass

Origin of antiquary

1555–65; < Latin antīquārius a student of the past, equivalent to antīqu(us) ancient, old (see antique) + -ārius -ary

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antiquary

/ (ˈæntɪkwərɪ) /

noun plural -quaries

a person who collects, deals in, or studies antiques, ancient works of art, or ancient timesAlso called: antiquarian
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