treasure house

noun

variants or less commonly treasure-house
1
: a building where treasure is kept : treasury
2
: a place or source (such as a collection) where many things of value can be found

Examples of treasure house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The viselike setting is spatially difficult, yet culturally rich in opportunities to comment on the treasure house — with its power, prestige, human vanity and folly — just beyond. Roberta Smith, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 The artist competes not only with the breathtaking vista of Central Park, framed by a forest of Manhattan luxury towers, but also with the aura of the treasure house downstairs. New York Times, 15 Apr. 2021 The former connotes a treasure house of the historically tried and true, while the latter implies the up-to-date. Peter Plagens, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2020 Lyric poems are gutted for their arguments, fiction treated as polemic, or a treasure house of epigrams. Leo Robson, Harper's Magazine, 27 Oct. 2020 The gallery is closed along with the rest of the Smithsonian's treasure houses, and the Obama portraits are scheduled to go on tour next year. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2020 Their archive is a virtual treasure house of words. Mary Norris, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2020 The stolid five-story structure at 220 E. Chicago Ave. was based on the traditional idea of the museum as a temple and treasure house. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of treasure house was in the 13th century

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“Treasure house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treasure%20house. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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