What does treasure mean?

Definitions for treasure
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


  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).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TREASUREnoun

    Wealth hoarded; riches accumulated.

    Etymology: tresor, Fr. thesaurus, Latin.

    An inventory, importing
    The several parcels of his plate, his treasure,
    Rich stuffs. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    They built treasure cities. Exod. i. 11.

    He used his laws as well for collecting of treasure, as for correcting of manners. Francis Bacon.

    Gold is treasure as well as silver, because not decaying, and never sinking much in value. John Locke.

  2. To Treasureverb

    To hoard; to reposit; to lay up.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    After thy hardness and impenitent heart thou treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath. Rom. ii. 5.

    Practical principles are treasured up in man’s mind, that, like the candle of the Lord in the heart of every man, discovers what he is to do, and what to avoid. South.

    No, my remembrance treasures honest thoughts,
    And holds not things like thee; I scorn thy friendship. Nicholas Rowe.

    Some thought it mounted to the lunar sphere,
    Since all things lost on earth are treasur’d there. Alexander Pope.


  1. Treasure

    Treasure is a song by American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars for his second studio album, titled Unorthodox Jukebox (2012). "Treasure" was written by Mars himself along with Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, and Phredley Brown, while production was handled by Mars, Lawrence and Levine under the name of The Smeezingtons. Due to the similarities shared with Breakbot's "Baby I'm Yours," new writing credits were added. The song was selected as the third single by Atlantic Records and was released to mainstream radio in Italy on May 10, 2013. The single became Mars' seventh top ten hit in the United States since his career as an artist began in 2010. It has also reached the top-ten in countries like Australia, Canada, France, Israel, and New Zealand. It reached the top of the charts in Libya, Mexico, and South Africa. "Treasure" received media attention for its funk and disco vibe, which a few artists have brought back, comparing it to Michael Jackson's music. The single was certified four-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as the certifications for digital singles include on-demand audio and/or video song streams in addition to downloads and two times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Music Canada (MC). The accompanying music video for the song was shot by Cameron Duddy and Bruno Mars in Las Vegas, Hollywood and premiered on June 14, 2013. The video presents Mars' band, The Hooligans, in a live performance. The single was performed on the Moonshine Jungle Tour (2013-14) and on the 24K Magic World Tour (2017-18).


  1. treasure

    A treasure is a valuable object, quantity of precious material or item, often hidden or carefully guarded, which holds significant worth or importance. This can include money, jewellery, artifacts, or anything considered precious or priceless. In a more abstract sense, a treasure can also refer to a cherished or valued person, concept, or experience.

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


  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Treasure is ranked #27804 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Treasure surname appeared 864 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Treasure.

    66% or 571 total occurrences were White.
    27.2% or 235 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Hesiod:

    Man's chiefest treasure is a sparing tongue.

  2. David Cline:

    There's a lot of people out there that just love a good treasure hunt, it's kind of exciting that ... it's like one of the only things in all of our society that kind of transcends, you know, political lines and everything. Everyone loves a treasure hunt.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.

  4. Philicia Ruffin:

    He will truly be missed, we will treasure the many fond and wonderful memories we all have of him. We appreciate all of the love and prayers from our family, friends, his colleagues and his adoring fans.

  5. Wang Lixiong:

    It is our belief that the more digital the society (becomes), the more we treasure the warmth of the interconnection, this core idea makes Eslite barely impacted by the changes of the industry.

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