Definitions for Treasureˈtrɛʒ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

treas•ureˈtrɛʒ ər(n.; v.)-ured, -ur•ing.

  1. (n.)wealth or riches stored or accumulated, esp. in the form of precious metals, money, or jewels.

  2. wealth, rich materials, or valuable things.

  3. any thing or person greatly valued.

  4. (v.t.)to retain carefully or keep in store, as in the mind.

  5. to regard or treat as precious; cherish.

  6. to put away for security or future use, as money.

Origin of treasure:

1125–75; ME tresor < OF < L thēsaurus storehouse, hoard (see thesaurus )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. treasure, hoarded wealth(noun)

    accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.

    "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"

  2. gem, treasure(noun)

    art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

  3. treasure(noun)

    any possession that is highly valued by its owner

    "the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"

  4. treasure(verb)

    a collection of precious things

    "the trunk held all her meager treasures"

  5. prize, value, treasure, appreciate(verb)

    hold dear

    "I prize these old photographs"

  6. care for, cherish, hold dear, treasure(verb)

    be fond of; be attached to

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. treasure(noun)ˈtrɛʒ ər

    valuable things, such as gold, silver, etc.

    Pirates had buried the treasure.

  2. treasureˈtrɛʒ ər

    a very precious or special thing

    a temple that is one of the island's treasures


  1. treasure(Noun)

    A collection of valuable things.

  2. treasure(Noun)

    Any single thing that one values greatly.

  3. treasure(Noun)

    A term of endearment.

  4. treasure(Verb)

    To consider to be precious.

    Oh, this ring is beautiful! Iu2019ll treasure it forever.

  5. treasure(Verb)

    To store or stow in a safe place.

  6. Origin: From tresor, from thesaurus, from θησαυρός. But, maybe from Albanian Thesar, "thes" (sack) and "ar" (gold).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treasure(noun)

    wealth accumulated; especially, a stock, or store of money in reserve

  2. Treasure(noun)

    a great quantity of anything collected for future use; abundance; plenty

  3. Treasure(noun)

    that which is very much valued

  4. Treasure(verb)

    to collect and deposit, as money or other valuable things, for future use; to lay up; to hoard; usually with up; as, to treasure up gold


  1. Treasure

    Treasure is a concentration of riches, often one which is considered lost or forgotten until being rediscovered. Some jurisdictions legally define what constitutes treasure, such as in the British Treasure Act 1996. The phrase "blood and treasure" or "lives and treasure" has been used to refer to the human and monetary costs associated with massive endeavours such as war that expend both.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Treasure' in Nouns Frequency: #2384

Anagrams of Treasure

  1. austerer

Translations for Treasure

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a store of money, gold, jewels etc

The miser kept a secret hoard of treasure; (also adjective) a treasure chest.

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