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I know many older writers who were very successful and whose books are now out of print, so you have to go to antiquarian booksellers to buy their fifth or eighth novel or whatever it is.
William Boyd

Meaning of "antiquarian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANTIQUARIAN

antiquarian  [ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANTIQUARIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Antiquarian can act as a noun and an adjective.
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The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ANTIQUARIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

antiquarian

Antiquarian

An antiquarian or antiquary is an aficionado or student of antiquities or things of the past. More specifically, the term is used for those who study history with particular attention to ancient artifacts, archaeological and historic sites, or historic archives and manuscripts. The essence of antiquarianism is a focus on the empirical evidence of the past, and is perhaps best encapsulated in the motto adopted by the 18th-century antiquary, Sir Richard Colt Hoare, "We speak from facts not theory". Today the term is often used in a pejorative sense, to refer to an excessively narrow focus on factual historical trivia, to the exclusion of a sense of historical context or process.

Definition of antiquarian in the English dictionary

The definition of antiquarian in the dictionary is concerned with the study of antiquities or antiques. Other definition of antiquarian is the largest size of handmade drawing paper, 53 × 31 inches.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANTIQUARIAN


agrarian
əˈɡrɛərɪən
aquarian
əˈkwɛərɪən
Arian
ˈɛərɪən
Aryan
ˈɛərɪən
authoritarian
ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən
barbarian
bɑːˈbɛərɪən
Bavarian
bəˈvɛərɪən
Bulgarian
bʌlˈɡɛərɪən
Darien
ˈdɛərɪən
Delawarean
ˌdɛləˈwɛərɪən
humanitarian
hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən
Hungarian
hʌŋˈɡɛərɪən
libertarian
ˌlɪbəˈtɛərɪən
librarian
laɪˈbrɛərɪən
Marian
ˈmɛərɪən
sectarian
sɛkˈtɛərɪən
ubiquarian
ˌjuːbɪˈkwɛərɪən
utilitarian
juːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən
vegetarian
ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪən
veterinarian
ˌvɛtərɪˈnɛərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANTIQUARIAN

antipyrine
antiquarianism
antiquaries
antiquark
antiquary
antiquate
antiquated
antiquatedness
antiquation
antique
antique shop
antiqued
antiquely
antiqueness
antiquer
antiques
antiquey
antiquitarian
antiquities
antiquity

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANTIQUARIAN

assistant librarian
Brian
centenarian
communitarian
contrarian
culinarian
documentarian
egalitarian
Maid Marian
nonsectarian
Old Bulgarian
ovarian
pescetarian
quinquagenarian
riparian
rosarian
school librarian
seminarian
Shakespearian
Tartarian
unitarian

Synonyms and antonyms of antiquarian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «antiquarian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANTIQUARIAN

Find out the translation of antiquarian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of antiquarian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «antiquarian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

古文物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

anticuario
570 millions of speakers

English

antiquarian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुरातात्त्विक
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أثرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Антикварные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

antiquário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রত্নতাত্ত্বিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

antiquaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Antiquarian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Antiquar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

古物収集家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

골동품
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Antiquarian
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

khảo cổ học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழம்பொருள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुराणवस्तू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

antika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

antiquario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

antykwariusz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

антикварні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anticar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντικέρ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

antikwariese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

antikvarisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

antikvarisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of antiquarian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTIQUARIAN»

The term «antiquarian» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.743 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTIQUARIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about antiquarian

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QUOTES WITH «ANTIQUARIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word antiquarian.
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William Boyd
I know many older writers who were very successful and whose books are now out of print, so you have to go to antiquarian booksellers to buy their fifth or eighth novel or whatever it is.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANTIQUARIAN»

Discover the use of antiquarian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to antiquarian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Antiquarian books: a companion for booksellers, librarians ...
The book is intended primarily for the dealer in antiquarian and secondhand books, but will be of interest to everyone with a professional or personal interest in the subject.
Philippa Bernard, Leo Bernard, Angus O'Neill, 1994
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Book Row: An Anecdotal and Pictorial History of the ...
Rising rents, street crime, urban redevelopment, television-the reasons are many for the demise of Book Row, but in this volume, based on interviews with dozens upon dozens of the book people who bought, sold, and collected there, it lives ...
Marvin Mondlin, Roy Meador, 2005
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Revolution and the Antiquarian Book: Reshaping the Past, ...
Examines the late eighteenth-century preoccupation with the acquisition of old books, and the new historical discipline created by traders.
Kristian Jensen, 2011
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Photography's antiquarian avant-garde: the new wave in old ...
The photographers in this volume are from all over the world and use a wide array of processes.
Lyle Rexer, 2002
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Dictionary of American Antiquarian Bookdealers
Provides information on 205 notable American antiquarian bookdealers active from Colonia1 times to 1997.
Donald C. Dickinson, 1998
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The Antiquarian repertory: a miscellaneous assemblage of ...
FOR THE ANTIQUARIAN REPERTORY. J.N the Parish of Berlen near Snodland, in the County of Kent, are the vestiges of a very old Mansion, known by the name of Groves. Being on the spot before the workmen began to pull down the front, ...
Edward Jeffery, 1808
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The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through ...
Looks at megalithic sites and monuments in Great Britain
Julian Cope, 1998
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The antiquarian itinerary: comprising specimens of ...
HAVING, in the ninth numher of the Antiquarian Itinerary, given a view of Cohham Hall, and likewise the entrance to the college, and accompanied them with descriptions relating to their present state, it will he necessary to revert to the history ...
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The Antiquarian Impulse: History, Affect, and Material ...
This anxiety becomes a productive, dynamic tension, rather than a paralyzing one, that I call the "antiquarian impulse," a creative energy that results in the emergence of new literary forms that provide alternative textual expressions to ...
Kelly Eileen Battles, 2008
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An Account of the American Antiquarian Society, ...
OFFICERS. AMERICAN. ANTIQUARIAN. SOCIETY,. FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, NOV. 18T12. 1815 George Thacher, BiddeforJ. 1819 1815 Kilborn Whitman, Pembroke. 1820. Elected. PRESIDENTS. Retired. 1812 Isaiah Thomas, Worcester.
American Antiquarian Society, 1813

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANTIQUARIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term antiquarian is used in the context of the following news items.
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No Phones, Please, This Is a Communications Class
It seemed antiquarian, technophobic, selfish, dictatorial. Besides, as a college instructor, wasn't I supposed to help students maneuver through ... «Chronicle of Higher Education, Jul 15»
2
Joseph Cornell, Wanderlust, Royal Academy of Arts, review …
One antiquarian bookshop on Lexington Avenue provided him, he said, with “a sanctuary and retreat of infinite pleasures”. Like a magpie ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Answers to last week's quiz (#415)
Initially trading in antiquarian books in London, Lane and Matthews began in 1894 to publish works of 'stylish decadence,' including the ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
4
For decades, Patrick Coleman has expertly sought out Minnesota …
Last weekend, he was waiting for the doors to open at the annual Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair at the State Fairgrounds. Coleman ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
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Quartz and Feldspar: Dartmoor by Matthew Kelly – a British …
... the author writing with compelling energy of the “responses the moor has evoked, be they antiquarian, archaeological, poetic, mythic, folkloric ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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150-yr-old clock at Kasauli church ticks after ages
... who, besides being a mechanical engineer, is an expert on Turret Clock Group of the Antiquarian Horological Society, Church of England. «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
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BRIEFLY: July 4-7
Each year through 2020, the Plymouth Antiquarian Society will present “Burial Hill: History in Progress,” a series of history expeditions on Burial ... «Wicked Local Plymouth, Jul 15»
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Book prince of Kolkata
I was complaining to him how one seldom sees genuine antiquarian editions of any kind in our second-hand market and he said quite casually, ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Book review: Renishaw Hall
George had a nervous breakdown, but reinvented himself as a castle owning antiquarian in Italy and the creator of modern Renishaw, with its ... «Country Life, Jul 15»
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Star Spangled Banner: Myths and Truths about Our National Anthem
(Courtesy, American Antiquarian Society). Last year, Americans celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national anthem, written during the War ... «Greenwich Free Press, Jul 15»

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