verb (used with object), treas·ured, treas·ur·ing.
- treasure flower,
- treasure house,
- treasure hunt,
- treasure island,
- treasure state
Origin of treasure
Examples from the Web for treasurable
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.
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
Word Origin for treasure
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.