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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.


valued, cherished, or prized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.treasured - characterized by feeling or showing fond affection fortreasured - characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
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kincsként õrzött
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[ˈtreʒəd] ADJ [memory] → entrañable; [possession] → preciado


[ˈtrɛʒərd] adj [possession, memory] → cher(chère)treasure hunt nchasse f au trésor


(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!
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.
References in classic literature ?
As few brothers are complimented by having their letters carried about in their sister's pockets, read and reread diligently, cried over when short, kissed when long, and treasured carefully, we will not hint that Amy did any of these fond and foolish things.
I never forgot the strange taste; though it was many years before I knew that those little brown shavings, which the Shimerdas had brought so far and treasured so jealously, were dried mushrooms.
It treasured itself up, too, in the half-open till, where there still lingered a base sixpence, worth neither more nor less than the hereditary pride which had here been put to shame.
He treasured them up, and would drag them out and make his father tell him about them; there were all sorts of animals among them, and Antanas could tell the names of all of them, lying upon the floor for hours and pointing them out with his chubby little fingers.
Several little trifles, which Tom had treasured, chiefly because they had amused Eva, he looked upon with a contemptuous grunt, and tossed them over his shoulder into the river.
There is a museum of antiquities in the Castle, and among its most treasured relics are ancient manuscripts connected with German history.
The boys were not able to remem- ber that their remarks had possessed weight before; but now their sayings were treasured and repeated; everything they did seemed somehow to be regarded as remarkable; they had evidently lost the power of doing and saying commonplace things; moreover, their past history was raked up and discovered to bear marks of conspicuous originality.
Elinor joyfully treasured her words as she answered,
Sure was I of His efficiency to save what He had made: convinced I grew that neither earth should perish, nor one of the souls it treasured.
I picked up one, of several that were rolling about, and treasured it as a keepsake for a long time.
These circumstances exalted her inward drama in her own eyes, and deepened the emphasis with which she declared to herself that not the most dazzling rank should induce her to marry a man whose conduct showed him careless of his character, but that, "love once, love always", was the motto of a true and pure woman, and no man should ever have any right over her which would be a call on her to destroy the dried flowers that she treasured, and always would treasure, for Godfrey Cass's sake.