A chest of pirate treasure.
- Treasure is a valuable person or thing such as a collection of money, jewelry or other valuables.
- An example of a treasure is a long-time member of an organization who continues to be instrumental in the success of the group.
- An example of a treasure is a chest full of gold coins on a sunken pirate ship.
- Treasure is defined as to find value in a person or thing.
An example of to treasure is someone being very appreciative of a wonderful friend.
- accumulated or stored wealth, esp. in the form of money, precious metals, jewels, etc.
- any person or thing considered very valuable
Origin of treasureMiddle English tresoure from Old French tresor from Classical Latin thesaurus: see thesaurus
transitive verb-·ured, -·ur·ing
- to store away or save up (money, valuables, etc.) as for future use; hoard
- to value greatly; cherish
- 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.
- Valuable or precious possessions of any kind.
- One considered especially precious or valuable: bought several treasures at the estate sale; saw her assistant as a treasure.
transitive verbtreas·ured, treas·ur·ing, treas·ures
- To keep or regard as precious; value highly. See Synonyms at appreciate.
- 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 )
Origin of treasureMiddle English tresure from Old French tresor from Latin thēsaurus from Greek thēsauros
(countable and uncountable, plural treasures)
- (uncountable) A collection of valuable things; accumulated wealth; a stock of money, jewels, etc.
- (countable) Anything greatly valued.
- (countable) (non-gloss definition, A term of endearment.)
(third-person singular simple present treasures, present participle treasuring, simple past and past participle treasured)
From Old French tresor (“treasury"), from Latin thÄ“saurus (“treasure"), from Ancient Greek Î¸Î·ÏƒÎ±Ï…ÏÏŒÏ‚ (thesauros, “treasure house").