- 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 treasurable
A sunburned nose may be a treasurable possession away from town, but back among the hosts of the city it is a different matter.The Woman Beautiful
Helen Follett Stevans
Whatever appertains to the record of his appalling fall is treasurable as an addition to the narrative in our popular histories.
We resume our quotations from this treasurable little volume already noticed in No. 551, of The Mirror.
- 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 treasurable
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.