treasure house

\ 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 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, "On the Met’s Roof, a Wistful Fantasy We’ve Been Waiting For," 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, "At MoMA, a Less Than Revealing Reshuffle," 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, "A Swing and Amis," 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, "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,, "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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29 Apr 2021

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“Treasure house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of treasure house

: a place where there are many valuable things

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