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.
- treas·ur·a·ble, adjective
- treas·ure·less, adjective
- un·treas·ur·a·ble, adjective
- un·treas·ured, adjective
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How to use treasure in a sentence
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.
And would-be collectors like Henry Stephenson continue to distort the cultural record in their hunt for hidden treasures.
Four decades of turmoil have devastated archaeological sites, but the chaos has also resurfaced previously buried treasures.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again | Nina Strochlic | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet, Monsieur Arden, I have discovered some of the best treasures the house contained, and they are at present in this room.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Take care of a good name: for this shall continue with thee, more than a thousand treasures precious and great.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Six days of the week he worked, piling up the passing treasures of this world.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Ezechias shews all his treasures to the ambassadors of Babylon: upon which Isaias foretells the Babylonish captivity.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Over the mantel in our parlor we have a picture of the lion's den, and it is one of the choicest of our family treasures.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for treasure
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
- treasurable, adjective
- treasureless, adjective
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