3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Treasure \Treas"ure\, noun [OE. tresor, tresour, F. tr['e]sor, L. thesaurus, Gr. ? a stone laid up, treasure, probably from the root of ? to put, place. See {Thesis}, and cf. {Thesaurus}.]

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

This treasure hath fortune unto us given. --Chaucer.

2. A great quantity of anything collected for future use; abundance; plenty.

We have treasures in the field, of wheat and of barley, and of oil and of honey. --Jer. xli. 8.

3. That which is very much valued.

Ye shall be peculiar treasure unto me. --Ex. xix. 5.

From thy wardrobe bring thy chiefest treasure. --Milton.

{Treasure city}, a city for stores and magazines. --Ex. i. 11.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Treasure \Treas"ure\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Treasured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Treasuring}.] 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.; "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies" [syn: {treasure}, {hoarded wealth}]

2: art highly prized for its beauty or perfection [syn: {gem}, {treasure}]

3: any possession that is highly valued by its owner; "the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"

4: a collection of precious things; "the trunk held all her meager treasures"


1: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: {prize}, {value}, {treasure}, {appreciate}]

2: be fond of; be attached to [syn: {care for}, {cherish}, {hold dear}, {treasure}]

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