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 treasures
The treasures found within the capsule were mostly records that reflected those immediately involved with its planning.
The local people open their homes to show off their treasures inside: artworks, Shoji screens, their homes.
Uncovering these treasures in Iraq has posed a special set of challenges for excavators.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again|Nina Strochlic|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At home, war has focused their attention on that most Ukrainian of treasures: a larder of homegrown preserves.
Edison-bulb chandeliers and other treasures tempt you from the display windows of The Paris Market.Who Knew Savannah Was The South’s Secret Urban Oasis?|Jane Frye|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had always figured the inside of the Pillar House as full of treasures, for they told tales of the old whaler's wealth.The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various
There can be no doubt that the Aztec treasures were removed and buried, before the approach of the Spaniards to the city.By Right of Conquest|G. A. Henty
She searched accordingly among the treasures in her charge, and had no difficulty in finding all that was wanted.Lords of the World|Alfred John Church
If he had not secretly known that aversion, he would not have been able to destroy the globe and the treasures piled about it.Star Born|Andre Norton
Be it how it will, I can never believe, that the Manner wherewith he entrusted his Treasures to me, merited any punishment.Mysteries of the Rosie Cross|Anonymous
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.