\ˈtrōv \

Definition of trove 

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

Examples of trove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The financial issues stem from a $23-million loan taken out to bankroll the 2007 purchase of a trove of Lincoln and non-Lincoln artifacts. Ray Long,, "An Illinois museum may need to auction off Abraham Lincoln memorabilia to pay off loan," 13 May 2018 Charity Kase’s Instagram is wild, as in an extreme trove of fantastical looks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Charity Kase Is the London Drag Star Whipping Up Fantastical Looks," 5 Sep. 2018 The department has never given unfettered electronic access to the department’s vast trove of investigative reports to any outside law enforcement agency, Mr. Byrne said. New York Times, "Manhattan District Attorney Demands Access to Police Records," 8 July 2018 Friday's court filings followed a recent battle over a trove of Harvard data reviewed by lawyers during the discovery process. CBS News, "Harvard accused of ranking Asian-American applicants lowest on "personal qualities"," 15 June 2018 The building would still house police dispatch operations and records clerks, and would be renovated to store the agency's mounting troves of evidence, which are currently scattered throughout Anchorage. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Former downtown legislative office building may have a new tenant: the Anchorage Police Department," 5 June 2018 Each named after a service, each containing troves of information from my 10-plus years using Google products. Will Flannigan, azcentral, "What Google knows about me (and probably you, too)," 7 Apr. 2018 Should the resolution pass the House, broadband providers would be able to collect a trove of data—things like financial information and browsing history—from its users. Maya Kosoff, The Hive, "Senate Republicans Just Voted to Kill Internet Privacy," 23 Mar. 2017 The Cambridge Analytica trove included data on people who downloaded a personality-test app Mr. Kogan developed and some details about their friends. Georgia Wells, WSJ, "SEC Probes Why Facebook Didn’t Warn Sooner on Privacy Lapse," 12 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trove.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of trove

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trove

short for treasure trove

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about trove

Dictionary Entries near trove








Statistics for trove

Last Updated

30 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for trove

The first known use of trove was in 1888

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on trove

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with trove

Nglish: Translation of trove for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of trove for Arabic Speakers

Comments on trove

What made you want to look up trove? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!