An·ti·qua·ry a. Pertaining to antiquity. [R.] “Instructed by the antiquary times.”
An·ti·qua·ry, n.; pl. Antiquaries One devoted to the study of ancient times through their relics, as inscriptions, monuments, remains of ancient habitations, statues, coins, manuscripts, etc.; one who searches for and studies the relics of antiquity.
n : an expert or collector of antiquities [syn: antiquarian]