treasure house

noun
\ ˈtre-zhər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce treasure house (audio) , ˈtrā- \
variants: or less commonly treasure-house

Definition of 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 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, "Tour these 12 amazing museums closed for coronavirus virtually," 18 Mar. 2020 Their archive is a virtual treasure house of words. Mary Norris, The New Yorker, "“A Way with Words” Is “Car Talk” for Lexiphiles," 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, "MCA's sensitive $16M renovation reflects how audiences interact with art, and each other," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of treasure house

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Treasure house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treasure%20house. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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treasure house

noun
How to pronounce treasure house (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of treasure house

: a place where there are many valuable things

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