- wealth or riches stored or accumulated, especially in the form of precious metals, money, jewels, or plate.
- wealth, rich materials, or valuable things.
- any thing or person greatly valued or highly prized: This book was his chief treasure.
- to retain carefully or keep in store, as in the mind.
- to regard or treat as precious; cherish.
- to put away for security or future use, as money.
Origin of treasure
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Examples from the Web for treasured
And therein, the ultra-exclusive Sofitel Quiberon Diététique a treasured resort solely reserved for those in the know.How the French Do Detox: Inside France’s Most Star-Studded Wellness Retreat
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Ivory was a treasured material that was worked on by craftsmen of the highest order during the Renaissance ….Prince Harry, Conservationist, Poses Over Body of Dead Water Buffalo He Just Shot
February 17, 2014
For that brave function alone, daytime soaps should not just be treasured—they should be fought for.How the Daytime Soap Came Back From the Dead
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The treasured Guyanese gold bracelets she wore every day were found inside a different purse on her bedroom closet floor.Lesley Herring: The Hollywood Murder Case With No Body
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Only about the hospital—but Le Moyne had kept the note, treasured it!K
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It was apparent that she had not only caught it, but had treasured it in her memory—perhaps in her heart.The Secret Agent
He prized him as an heir rather than treasured him as a son.Night and Morning, Complete
The Egyptians treasured in their homes the mummies of their dead.Heroes of the Telegraph
But the wrongs society has heaped upon me are treasured in this breast.'Little Dorrit
- wealth and riches, usually hoarded, esp in the form of money, precious metals, or gems
- a thing or person that is highly prized or valued
- to prize highly as valuable, rare, or costly
- to store up and save; hoard
Word Origin and History for treasured
mid-12c., from Old French tresor "treasury, treasure" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *tresaurus, from Latin thesaurus "treasury, treasure" (cf. Spanish, Italian tesoro), from Greek thesauros "store, treasure, treasure house" (see thesaurus). Replaced Old English goldhord. General sense of "anything valued" is recorded from c.1200. Treasure hunt is first recorded 1913. For treasure trove, see trove.
late 14c., "to amass treasure; to store up for the future," also figurative, from treasure (n.). Related: Treasured; treasuring.