Definition of Treasure

1. Noun. Accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.. "The pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"

Exact synonyms: Hoarded Wealth
Generic synonyms: Riches, Wealth
Specialized synonyms: Fortune, Valuable, King's Ransom, Treasure Trove, Trove

2. Verb. Hold dear. "Sam and Sue treasure the movie "; "I prize these old photographs"
Exact synonyms: Appreciate, Prize, Value
Specialized synonyms: Do Justice, Recognise, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View
Derivative terms: Appreciative, Valuable, Valuable

3. Noun. Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection.
Exact synonyms: Gem
Generic synonyms: Art, Fine Art

4. Verb. Be fond of; be attached to. "Sam and Sue treasure the movie "
Exact synonyms: Care For, Cherish, Hold Dear
Generic synonyms: Love
Specialized synonyms: Yearn

5. Noun. Any possession that is highly valued by its owner. ; "The children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"
Generic synonyms: Possession

6. Noun. A collection of precious things. "The trunk held all her meager treasures"

Definition of Treasure

1. n. Wealth accumulated; especially, a stock, or store of money in reserve.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Treasure

1. Noun. A collection of valuable things. ¹

2. Noun. Any single thing that one values greatly. ¹

3. Noun. A term of endearment. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive of a person or thing) To consider to be precious. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To store or stow in a safe place. ¹

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Definition of Treasure

1. to value highly [v -URED, -URING, -URES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Treasure

treasure (current term)
treasure chest
treasure chests
treasure flower
treasure flowers
treasure house
treasure houses
treasure hunt
treasure hunts
treasure map
treasure maps
treasure ship

Literary usage of Treasure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1920)
"That this is true seems to be proved by the success of the treasure hunt ... So it was into such a life as this that our treasure hunt was introduced as ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"treasure-trove, on the other hand, was money or coin found hidden or secreted in the earth or ... In this country the law relating to treasure-trove has ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"As the feudal system spread over Europe and the prince was looked on as the ultimate owner of all lands, his right to the treasure trove became, ..."

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