What does treasury mean?

Definitions for treasury
ˈtrɛʒ ə ritrea·su·ry

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

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

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. Saker Nusseibeh:

    We’re talking about redefining our ties with the partner with whom we do 50 percent of our trade. If that becomes a reality the market in the UK will go down. I think the (UK) treasury market will be hit because people will put more financial risk on the UK.

  2. Ron Wyden:

    Given that Treasury Department has responded to my oversight questions, I have agreed to allow the nominations hearing for Brett McIntosh, Brian Callanan, and Brian McGuire to move forward so I can ask them directly about their involvement in this and other troubling episodes.

  3. Peter Kaplan:

    For investors, ABS feels again like a safe-haven sector for folks looking to do something other than Treasuries, when things are going south, this is a good place to pick up yield versus Treasury securities.

  4. Ian Lyngen:

    The Treasury market is off a little bit because European equities and domestic equities caught a stabilizing bid of some sort ahead of Yellen.

  5. Larry Kudlow:

    Our estimates from the Treasury Department in terms of the CARES Act one was that states have not spent all the money that was allocated to them.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. repugnant
    • B. naiant
    • C. lank
    • D. usurious

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