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treas·ure

 (trĕzh′ər)
n.
1. Accumulated or stored wealth in the form of money, jewels, or other valuables: search for buried treasure; spending much of the national treasure on armaments.
2. Valuable or precious possessions of any kind.
3. One considered especially precious or valuable: bought several treasures at the estate sale; saw her assistant as a treasure.
tr.v. treas·ured, treas·ur·ing, treas·ures
1. To keep or regard as precious; value highly. See Synonyms at appreciate.
2. To accumulate or store away, as for future use: "This same withered and crumbling flower ... Five and fifty years it has been treasured between the leaves of this old volume" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).

[Middle English tresure, from Old French tresor, from Latin thēsaurus, from Greek thēsauros.]

treas′ur·a·ble adj.

treasure

(ˈtrɛʒə)
n
1. wealth and riches, usually hoarded, esp in the form of money, precious metals, or gems
2. a thing or person that is highly prized or valued
vb (tr)
3. to prize highly as valuable, rare, or costly
4. to store up and save; hoard
[C12: from Old French tresor, from Latin thēsaurus anything hoarded, from Greek thēsauros]
ˈtreasurable adj
ˈtreasureless adj

treas•ure

(ˈtrɛʒ ər)

n., v. -ured, -ur•ing. n.
1. wealth or riches stored or accumulated, esp. in the form of precious metals, money, or jewels.
2. wealth, rich materials, or valuable things.
3. any thing or person greatly valued.
v.t.
4. to retain carefully or keep in store, as in the mind.
5. to regard or treat as precious; cherish.
6. to put away for security or future use, as money.
[1125–75; Middle English tresor < Old French < Latin thēsaurus storehouse, hoard (see thesaurus)]

treasure

  • hamper - A food basket for a picnic, it is a phonetic reduction of the word hanaper, "plate basket," or "repository for treasure."
  • garrison - At first, it meant "store, treasure."
  • treasure - Based on Greek thesauros.
  • treasure trove - From French, literally meaning "found treasure."

Treasure

 a store or stock of valuable things.
Examples: treasure of central fire (volcanos), 1707; of the church, 1753; of the field, 1382.

treasure


Past participle: treasured
Gerund: treasuring

Imperative
treasure
treasure
Present
I treasure
you treasure
he/she/it treasures
we treasure
you treasure
they treasure
Preterite
I treasured
you treasured
he/she/it treasured
we treasured
you treasured
they treasured
Present Continuous
I am treasuring
you are treasuring
he/she/it is treasuring
we are treasuring
you are treasuring
they are treasuring
Present Perfect
I have treasured
you have treasured
he/she/it has treasured
we have treasured
you have treasured
they have treasured
Past Continuous
I was treasuring
you were treasuring
he/she/it was treasuring
we were treasuring
you were treasuring
they were treasuring
Past Perfect
I had treasured
you had treasured
he/she/it had treasured
we had treasured
you had treasured
they had treasured
Future
I will treasure
you will treasure
he/she/it will treasure
we will treasure
you will treasure
they will treasure
Future Perfect
I will have treasured
you will have treasured
he/she/it will have treasured
we will have treasured
you will have treasured
they will have treasured
Future Continuous
I will be treasuring
you will be treasuring
he/she/it will be treasuring
we will be treasuring
you will be treasuring
they will be treasuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been treasuring
you have been treasuring
he/she/it has been treasuring
we have been treasuring
you have been treasuring
they have been treasuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been treasuring
you will have been treasuring
he/she/it will have been treasuring
we will have been treasuring
you will have been treasuring
they will have been treasuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been treasuring
you had been treasuring
he/she/it had been treasuring
we had been treasuring
you had been treasuring
they had been treasuring
Conditional
I would treasure
you would treasure
he/she/it would treasure
we would treasure
you would treasure
they would treasure
Past Conditional
I would have treasured
you would have treasured
he/she/it would have treasured
we would have treasured
you would have treasured
they would have treasured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treasure - accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.treasure - accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.; "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
riches, wealth - an abundance of material possessions and resources
fortune - a large amount of wealth or prosperity
valuable - something of value; "all our valuables were stolen"
king's ransom - a very large treasure
treasure trove, trove - treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
2.treasure - art highly prized for its beauty or perfectiontreasure - art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
art, fine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
3.treasure - any possession that is highly valued by its ownertreasure - any possession that is highly valued by its owner; "the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"
possession - anything owned or possessed
4.treasure - a collection of precious thingstreasure - a collection of precious things; "the trunk held all her meager treasures"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
Verb1.treasure - hold deartreasure - hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
do justice - show due and full appreciation; "The diners did the food and wine justice"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
recognise, recognize - show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
2.treasure - be fond oftreasure - be fond of; be attached to    
love - have a great affection or liking for; "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
yearn - have affection for; feel tenderness for

treasure

noun
1. riches, money, gold, fortune, wealth, valuables, jewels, funds, cash, wonga (slang) It was here, the buried treasure, she knew it was.
2. objet d'art, masterpiece, work of art, valuable object The house was full of art treasures.
3. (Informal) angel, darling, find, star (informal), prize, pearl, something else (informal), jewel, gem, paragon, one in a million (informal), one of a kind (informal), nonpareil Charlie? Oh he's a treasure, loves children.
4. darling, angel, precious, pride and joy, apple of your eye, best or greatest thing since sliced bread (informal) They found out that their little treasure was a vicious murderer.
verb
1. prize, value, worship, esteem, adore, cherish, revere, venerate, hold dear, love, idolize, set great store by, dote upon, place great value on She treasures her memories of those joyous days.

treasure

noun
1. A supply stored or hidden for future use:
Slang: stash.
2. A great amount of accumulated money and precious possessions:
3. Someone or something considered exceptionally precious:
verb
1. To recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of:
Idiom: set store by.
2. To have the highest regard for:
Idiom: hold dear.
3. To store up (supplies or money), usually well beyond one's needs:
Slang: stash.
Translations
كَنْزيَحْتَفِظ بِ، يَدَّخِريُقَدر، يُثَمِّن، يَعْتَز بِذُخْر، أغلى ما يكون، كَنْز
pokladcenit sichovat jako poklad
skatværdsætte
aare
aarre
blago
kincskincsként õriz
fjársjóîurgersemi, perlameta mikilsvarîveita, geyma
財宝
보물
thesaurus
brangiausiasbranginti
augstu vērtētbagātībadārgumidārgumsglabāt kā dārgumu
pokladuchovávať ako poklad
zaklad
skatt
สมบัติ
definehazineözenle saklamakçok değer/önem vermekçok değerli kimse/şey
kho báu

treasure

[ˈtreʒəʳ]
A. N (= gold, jewels) → tesoro m
buried treasuretesoro m enterrado or escondido; (= valuable object, person) → joya f
our charlady is a real treasurenuestra asistenta es una verdadera joya
treasures of Spanish artjoyas del arte español
yes, my treasuresí, mi tesoro
B. VT
1. (= value) → valorar
2. (also treasure up) (= keep) [+ memories, mementos] → guardar, atesorar
C. CPD treasure chest N (lit) → cofre m del tesoro, tesoro m (fig) [of information, knowledge] → tesoro m
treasure house N (fig) → mina f
treasure hunt Ncaza f del tesoro
treasure trove Ntesoro m hallado

treasure

[ˈtrɛʒər]
n
(= valuable items) → trésor m
(= helpful person) → perle f
vt
(= value) [+ gift, item] → chérir; [+ memory] → chérirtreasure chest n
(= box) → malle f au trésor
(= rich source) → mine f

treasure

n (lit)Schatz m; (fig also)Kostbarkeit f; (= dear person)Schatz m; many treasures of modern artviele moderne Kunstschätze; she’s a real treasuresie ist eine Perle or ein Juwel nt
vt(hoch) schätzen, zu schätzen wissen; he really treasures his booksseine Bücher bedeuten ihm sehr viel; I shall treasure this memoryich werde das in lieber Erinnerung behalten

treasure

:
treasure chest
n (lit)Schatztruhe f; (fig)Fundgrube f
treasure house
n (lit)Schatzkammer f; a treasure of knowledgeeine Fundgrube des Wissens
treasure hunt
nSchatzsuche f

treasure

[ˈtrɛʒəʳ]
1. n (no pl, gold, jewels) → tesori mpl; (valuable object) (fig) (person) → tesoro
our cleaner is a real treasure → la nostra donna delle pulizie è una vera rarità
2. vt (value, friendship) → apprezzare molto, tenere in gran conto; (keep, valuables) → custodire gelosamente; (memory) → fare tesoro di

treasure

(ˈtreʒə) noun
1. a store of money, gold, jewels etc. The miser kept a secret hoard of treasure; (also adjective) a treasure chest.
2. something very valuable. Our babysitter is a real treasure!
verb
1. to value; to think of as very valuable. I treasure the hours I spend in the country.
2. to keep (something) carefully because one values it. I treasure the book you gave me.
ˈtreasured adjective
regarded as precious; valued. The photograph of her son is her most treasured possession.
ˈtreasurer noun
the person in a club, society etc, who looks after the money.

treasure

كَنْز poklad skat Schatz θησαυρός tesoro aarre trésor blago tesoro 財宝 보물 schat skatt skarb tesouro сокровище skatt สมบัติ define kho báu 财宝
References in classic literature ?
March, patting her pocket as if she had got a treasure there.
The people held this idol of gold to be their greatest treasure, and they put to death many of other tribes who sought to steal it.
I'd give it all to you, the pirate gold and every bit of treasure we could dig up.
Every thought filled with apprehension for the previous treasure he had concealed in the cavern, the young man started to his feet, totally regardless of the hazard he incurred by such an exposure.
I now live in peace and safety, enjoying the sweets of liberty, and the bounties of Providence, with my once fellow-sufferers, in this delightful country, which I have seen purchased with a vast expence of blood and treasure, delighting in the prospect of its being, in a short time, one of the most opulent and powerful states on the continent of North- America; which, with the love and gratitude of my country-men, I esteem a sufficient reward for all my toil and dangers.
A natural spring of soft and pleasant water--a rare treasure on the sea-girt peninsula where the Puritan settlement was made--had early induced Matthew Maule to build a hut, shaggy with thatch, at this point, although somewhat too remote from what was then the centre of the village.
There was something about it that quickened an instinctive curiosity, and made me undo the faded red tape that tied up the package, with the sense that a treasure would here be brought to light.
Seven hundred and seventy-seventh, again said Bildad, without lifting his eyes; and then went on mumbling -- for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Ona had given Antanas to him--the little fellow was the only remembrance of her that he had; he must treasure it and protect it, he must show himself a man.
A treasure," said George; "a beautiful, intelligent, amiable girl.
He said there was hundreds of soldiers there, and elephants and treasure, and so on, but we had enemies which he called magicians; and they had turned the whole thing into an infant Sunday- school, just out of spite.
The longing for the treasure of a child had grown stronger and stronger as the years slipped away, but the blessing never came--and was never to come.