What does the word antiquary mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • One who collects, examines, or deals in ancient objects, as coins, etc.

Usage examples for antiquary

  1. A Scotch judge once quoted in court a passage from The Antiquary in which he said the true view of an intricate point was given; but then Scott was a lawyer. – Bardell v. Pickwick by Percy Fitzgerald
  2. These two portions of the Temple Church, indeed, when compared together, present features of peculiar interest to the architect and the antiquary. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  3. In these diggings the shrewd antiquary digs for those precious tear- bottles of my ancestors. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani