an·​ti·​quary ˈan-tə-ˌkwer-ē How to pronounce antiquary (audio)
plural antiquaries

Examples of antiquary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beekman Arms Antique Market Tucked away in a two-story barn, this emporium draws antiquaries from around the Hudson Valley. Wendy O’Dea, Travel + Leisure, 21 Nov. 2023 Spread over seventeen fields, the avid — or even novice — antiquary can search for pieces while meandering through open-air and tented vendors from all over the country and some from around the world. Tara Henriques, Travel + Leisure, 25 Aug. 2023 Throughout this unusual biography, Scurr — hitherto best known for a delightful, quotation-rich account of the 17th-century antiquary and gossip John Aubrey — elegantly explores Napoleon’s inner Rousseau, the 18th-century philosopher who extolled nature and the simple life. Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antiquary was in 1566

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“Antiquary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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an·​ti·​quary ˈant-ə-ˌkwer-ē How to pronounce antiquary (audio)
plural antiquaries
: a person who collects or studies antiquities

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