Antiquary



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

The spade and plough of the husbandman are constantly disinterring relics of high value to the antiquary and numismatist.
Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1 James Y. Simpson

Mr. Thorne, antiquary, and originator of Notes and Queries, lived here.
Westminster Sir Walter Besant

Hence the antiquary Oldys is incorrect in stating that the use of coffee in England was first known in 1657.
Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England Richard Valpy French

The antiquary is a collector; the antiquarian a student or writer.
Sir Walter Scott George Saintsbury

Here we happen upon a church which, though restored about thirty years ago, retains many points of interest to the antiquary.
Nooks and Corners of Shropshire H. Thornhill Timmins

Barritt, the antiquary, made a drawing of it, which has been engraved.
Bygone Punishments William Andrews

With the map before him, he will scarce allow the sun to set in the east, as it does in The antiquary.
Essays in the Art of Writing Robert Louis Stevenson

To be an antiquary is one thing, and to be an antiquarian romancer is another.
My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray

He was called later by scholars, “the antiquary and Apelles of our time.”
Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton

Butler, poetical remains of, discovered by the antiquary Thyer, 326.
The Book-Hunter John Hill Burton

noun (pl) -quaries
a person who collects, deals in, or studies antiques, ancient works of art, or ancient times Also called antiquarian

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