- 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