Definition of antiquarian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæntɪˈkweəriən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæntɪˈkweriən//
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(less frequent antiquary
BrE BrE//ˈæntɪkwəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntɪkweri//
a person who studies, collects or sells old and valuable objects
Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin antiquarius, from antiquus, anticus ‘former, ancient’, from ante ‘before’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: antiquarian

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