- an expert on or student of antiquities.
- a collector of antiquities.
Origin of antiquary
Related Words for antiquaryconnoisseur, hobbyist, fancier, authority, antiquarian, finder, antiquary, accumulator, gatherer, compiler
Examples from the Web for antiquary
Historical Examples of antiquary
The antiquary is a collector; the antiquarian a student or writer.Sir Walter Scott
Barritt, the antiquary, made a drawing of it, which has been engraved.Bygone Punishments
To be an antiquary is one thing, and to be an antiquarian romancer is another.My Contemporaries In Fiction
David Christie Murray
"In that you will do as you find most agreeable, Sir Arthur," returned the Antiquary.
It was at this very moment that Lovel and the Antiquary entered the court.
- a person who collects, deals in, or studies antiques, ancient works of art, or ancient timesAlso called: antiquarian