\ ˈtrōv How to pronounce trove (audio) \

Definition of trove

2 : a valuable collection : treasure also : haul, collection

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Until recently, much less was known about an older trove of small Buddhist sculptures made in the ancient kingdom of Gandhara, in eastern Afghanistan. Washington Post, "In Afghanistan, experts work to restore a trove of Buddha figurines smashed by the Taliban," 3 July 2019 Investment banks that match buyers and sellers of securities used to grease the system by holding troves of bonds on their own balance-sheets. The Economist, "Another European fund manager runs into concerns over liquidity," 28 June 2019 Confessional Visually, the film is composed entirely of archive footage, much of it culled from a 500-hour trove shot in the '80s for an unmade documentary commissioned by Maradona's one-time agent Jorge Cyterszpiler. Thomas Page, CNN, "Sex, drugs and soccer: Diego Maradona film shines light on Napoli years," 12 June 2019 In this case, an enormous trove of classified documents was provided to WikiLeaks in 2010 by Chelsea Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst who later went to prison for the leaks. Clarence Page,, "Who is a journalist? Don’t let the government decide.," 4 June 2019 Creating such standards for capturing and sharing huge troves of data, such as medical records, could lead to breakthroughs in medical diagnosis and treatment, said Tom Mitchell, interim dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science school. Matt O'brien, The Seattle Times, "Trump calls for investment in artificial intelligence, but lack of details troubles some," 11 Feb. 2019 The Thresher and the Scorpion, both sunken in the 1960s, were idle troves of nuclear military technology. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "The Hunt for the Titanic Was Actually a Hunt for Lost U.S. Nuclear Submarines," 17 Dec. 2018 Investigators found an unrivaled trove of more than 1,200 artworks—plus another 200-odd works at a second home, in Austria—including masterpieces by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Chagall and others. Berthold Steinhilber, Smithsonian, "The Lost Maidens of Berlin," 24 May 2018 The attorney representing most of the players, Tom Mars, made a very public and compelling case with troves of text messages showing Ole Miss officials and head coach Hugh Freeze had underplayed the threat of sanctions. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Time for NCAA to give football, basketball players one-time pass to transfer," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of trove

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trove

short for treasure trove

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