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antiquarian

noun an·ti·quar·i·an \ ˌan-tə-ˈkwer-ē-ən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of antiquarian

: one who collects or studies antiquities

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First Known Use of antiquarian

1610


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antiquarian

adjective

Definition of antiquarian

1 : of or relating to antiquarians or antiquities
2 : dealing in old or rare books

antiquarianism

play \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Recent Examples of antiquarian from the Web

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First Known Use of antiquarian

1771


ANTIQUARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

antiquarian

noun

Definition of antiquarian for English Language Learners

  • : a person who collects, studies, or sells valuable old things


antiquarian

adjective

Definition of antiquarian for English Language Learners

  • : relating to the collection and study of valuable old things (such as old books)



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