- The definition of a trove is a collection of valuable things.
An example of a trove is the collection of expensive jewelry inside a secret deposit box.
Origin of troveShort for (treasure-)trove.
- A treasure trove; a collection of treasure.
Originally in the phrase treasure trove, from Anglo-Norman tresor trovÃ© 'found treasure'; postnominal adjective later reinterpreted as head noun.