What does treasure mean?

Definitions for treasure
ˈtrɛʒ ərtrea·sure

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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

Wiktionary

  1. treasure(Noun)

    A collection of valuable things.

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

  2. treasure(Noun)

    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. treasure(Noun)

    A term of endearment.

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

  4. treasure(Verb)

    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. treasure(Verb)

    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. 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

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.]

British National Corpus

  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. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    Chester Pullman is simply one of the most generous human beings I've ever had the pleasure of meeting in my life. To me, he is an American treasure!

  2. Julie Morgenstern, O Magazine, Belatedly Yours, January 2004:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Sheriff Vic Regalado:

    Veterans are truly this nation’s most valued treasure, james has earned the right to sit back and just enjoy life. Yet through Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma, he continues to sacrifice for the benefit of others who have served this country with honor and pride.

  5. Maria Cecilia Mosquera:

    I treasure each and every photo as the seven hours we had with him, we can never get back -- except through these photos.

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