What does Treasury mean?

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ˈtrɛʒ ə riTrea·su·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. treasury, exchequernoun

    the funds of a government or institution or individual

  2. treasurynoun

    the government department responsible for collecting and managing and spending public revenues

  3. Treasury, Treasury obligationsnoun

    negotiable debt obligations of the United States government which guarantees that interest and principal payments will be paid on time

  4. Treasury, First Lord of the Treasurynoun

    the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy

  5. Department of the Treasury, Treasury Department, Treasury, United States Treasurynoun

    the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789

  6. treasurynoun

    a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely


  1. treasurynoun

    a place where treasure is stored safely

  2. treasurynoun

    a place where state or royal money and valuables are stored

  3. treasurynoun

    a collection or artistic or literary works

  4. Treasurynoun

    a government department responsible for the collection, management, and expenditure of the public revenue

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Treasurynoun

    A place in which riches are accumulated.

    Etymology: from treasure; tresorerie, Fr.

    And make his chronicle as rich with prize,
    As is the ouzy bottom of the sea
    With sunken wreck and sumless treasuries. William Shakespeare.

    Thy sumptuous buildings
    Have cost a mass of publick treasury. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    And yet I know not how conceit may rob
    The treasury of life, when life itself
    Yields to the theft. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    He had a purpose to furnish a fair case in that university with choice collections from all parts, like that famous treasury of knowledge at Oxford. Henry Wotton.

    The state of the treasury the king best knows. William Temple.

    Physicians, by treasuries of just observations, grow to skill in the art of healing. Isaac Watts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treasurynoun

    a place or building in which stores of wealth are deposited; especially, a place where public revenues are deposited and kept, and where money is disbursed to defray the expenses of government; hence, also, the place of deposit and disbursement of any collected funds

  2. Treasurynoun

    that department of a government which has charge of the finances

  3. Treasurynoun

    a repository of abundance; a storehouse

  4. Treasurynoun

    hence, a book or work containing much valuable knowledge, wisdom, wit, or the like; a thesaurus; as, " Maunder's Treasury of Botany."

  5. Treasurynoun

    a treasure


  1. Treasury

    A treasury is either ⁕A government department related to finance and taxation. ⁕A place where currency or precious items is/are kept. The head of a treasury is typically known as a treasurer. This position may not necessarily have the final control over the actions of the treasury, particularly if they are not an elected representative. The adjective for a treasury is normally "treasurial". The adjective "tresorial" can also be used, but this normally means pertaining to a treasurer.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Treasury' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3634

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Treasury' in Nouns Frequency: #1502

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Treasury in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Treasury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Treasury in a Sentence

  1. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin:

    Treasury Department will continue to enforce our sanctions, and we are making Treasury Department explicitly clear that shipping companies employing deceptive tactics to mask illicit trade with North Korea expose themselves to great risk.

  2. Robert Jackson:

    The Treasury has limited flexibility when it comes to intervening in financial markets without an act of Congress, treasury would have to go in less as a provider of capital and more as a provider of advice and guidance.

  3. Shyam Rajan:

    Even if core inflation stays where it is, buying a TIP will return 70 basis points more than buying a nominal Treasury bond.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Mnuchin said. Israel gets ready to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. ( AP) The treasury secretary’s comments come amid celebration and mass protests in Israel and Gaza leading up to Monday’s festivities. Israel prepared enthusiastically Sunday for the formal embassy opening with a gala party at its Foreign Ministry that included President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, President Trump daughter Ivanka husband Jared Kushner, and other U.S. officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump's December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do. Thank you, President President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever.

  5. Ned Price:

    This is a routine, technical practice consistent with sanctions hygiene, with administrative processes that the Department of the Treasury routinely reviews and undertakes as appropriate.

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