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treasure

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1treasure

noun trea·sure \ˈtre-zhər, ˈtrā-\

: something valuable (such as money, jewels, gold, or silver) that is hidden or kept in a safe place

: something that is very special, important, or valuable

: a person who is greatly loved or valued especially because of being very helpful

Full Definition of TREASURE

1
a (1) :  wealth (as money, jewels, or precious metals) stored up or hoarded <buried treasure> (2) :  wealth of any kind or in any form :  riches
b :  a store of money in reserve
2
:  something of great worth or value; also :  a person esteemed as rare or precious
3
:  a collection of precious things

Examples of TREASURE

  1. a legend about the pirates' buried treasure
  2. Central Park is one of New York City's many treasures.
  3. Grandmother's nurse has been a real treasure.

Origin of TREASURE

Middle English tresor, from Anglo-French, from Latin thesaurus — more at thesaurus
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with TREASURE

2treasure

transitive verb

: to value (something) very much

trea·suredtrea·sur·ing \-zh(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of TREASURE

1
:  to collect and store up (something of value) for future use :  hoard
2
:  to hold or keep as precious :  cherish, prize <she treasured those memories>

Examples of TREASURE

  1. He treasures that autographed baseball.
  2. My grandmother's ring is my most treasured possession.

First Known Use of TREASURE

14th century

Rhymes with TREASURE

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