- 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.
A chest of pirate treasure.
- 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
- 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 &ellipsis; 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").