What does treasure mean?

Definitions for treasure
ˈtrɛʒ ərtrea·sure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word treasure.

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.

  2. treasurenoun

    Any single thing that one values greatly.

  3. treasurenoun

    A term of endearment.

  4. treasureverb

    To consider to be precious.

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

  5. treasureverb

    To store or stow in a safe place.

  6. 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. Og Mandino:

    Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

  2. The Dhammapada:

    Men who have not observed discipline, and have not gained treasure in their youth, perish like old herons in a lake without fish.

  3. Amir Ganor:

    After the gold treasure from Caesarea, this is the second time in the past month that citizens have reported significant archaeological finds and we welcome this important trend, thanks to these citizens’ awareness, researchers at the Israel Antiquities Authority will be able to expand the existing archaeological knowledge about the development of society and culture in the Land of Israel in antiquity.

  4. Goethe:

    The loss of a much-prized treasure is only half felt when we have not regarded its tenure as secure.

  5. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.

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