Definitions for: Treasure

[n] art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
[n] a collection of precious things; "the trunk held all her meager treasures"
[n] any possession that is highly valued by its owner; "the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"
[n] accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.; "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
[v] be fond of; be attached to
[v] hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"

Webster (1913) Definition: Treas"ure, n. [OE. tresor, tresour, F. tr['e]sor, L.
thesaurus, Gr. ? a stone laid up, treasure, probably from the
root of ? to put, place. See Thesis, and cf. Thesaurus.]
1. Wealth accumulated; especially, a stock, or store of money
in reserve.

This treasure hath fortune unto us given. --Chaucer.

2. A great quantity of anything collected for future use;
abundance; plenty.

We have treasures in the field, of wheat and of
barley, and of oil and of honey. --Jer. xli. 8.

3. That which is very much valued.

Ye shall be peculiar treasure unto me. --Ex. xix. 5.

From thy wardrobe bring thy chiefest treasure.

Treasure city, a city for stores and magazines. --Ex. i.

Treas"ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Treasured; p. pr. &
vb. n. Treasuring.]
To collect and deposit, as money or other valuable things,
for future use; to lay up; to hoard; usually with up; as, to
treasure up gold.

Synonyms: appreciate, care for, cherish, gem, hoarded wealth, hold dear, prize, value

See Also: accumulation, aggregation, art, assemblage, collection, consider, do justice, fine art, fortune, king's ransom, love, possession, reckon, recognise, recognize, regard, riches, see, treasure trove, trove, valuable, view, wealth, yearn

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