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ˈtrɛʒ ərtrea·sure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. treasure, hoarded wealthnoun

    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, treasurenoun

    art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

  3. treasurenoun

    any possession that is highly valued by its owner

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

  4. treasureverb

    a collection of precious things

    "the trunk held all her meager treasures"

  5. prize, value, treasure, appreciateverb

    hold dear

    "I prize these old photographs"

  6. care for, cherish, hold dear, treasureverb

    be fond of; be attached to

Wiktionary

  1. treasurenoun

    A collection of valuable things.

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

  2. treasurenoun

    Any single thing that one values greatly.

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

  3. treasurenoun

    A term of endearment.

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

  4. treasureverb

    To consider to be precious.

    Oh, this ring is beautiful! I'll treasure it forever.

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

  5. treasureverb

    To store or stow in a safe place.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treasurenoun

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

  2. Treasurenoun

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

  3. Treasurenoun

    that which is very much valued

  4. Treasureverb

    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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Treasure

    trezh′ūr, n. wealth stored up: riches: a great quantity collected: great abundance: anything much valued: (obs.) a treasure-house.—v.t. to board up: to collect for future use: to value greatly: to enrich.—ns. Treas′ure-chest, a box for keeping articles of value; Treas′ure-cit′y, a city for stores, magazines, &c.; Treas′ure-house, a house for holding treasures; Treas′urer, one who has the care of a treasure or treasury: one who has charge of collected funds; Treas′urership; Treas′ury, a place where treasure is deposited: a department of a government which has charge of the finances: one of a class of subterranean structures, now believed to be merely sepulchral; Treas′ury-bench, the first row of seats on the Speaker's right hand in the House of Commons, occupied by the members of the government. [Fr. trésor—L. thesaurus—Gr. thēsauros.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treasure in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treasure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of treasure in a Sentence

  1. Jeong Yeon-man:

    China's national treasure pandas coming to South Korea is a good example to show bilateral cooperation for the protection of the environment.

  2. Julie Morgenstern:

    How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us

  3. Paul Hertz:

    Just as we expected, there are exciting discoveries lurking in our archived Kepler data, waiting for the right tool or technology to unearth them, this finding shows that our data will be a treasure trove available to innovative researchers for years to come.

  4. Gloria Gaither:

    Memories, important yesterdays, were once todays. Treasure and notice today.

  5. Ecclesiasticus 614 Bible:

    A faithful friend is a strong defense and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • A. profaneness
    • B. hypostatization
    • C. collation
    • D. urus

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