trove

noun
\ ˈtrōv How to pronounce trove (audio) \

Definition of trove

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

Examples of trove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two ancient rock shelters in northwestern Australia’s minerals-rich Pilbara region contained a trove of artifacts, indicating they had been occupied by humans more than 46,000 years ago. David Winning, WSJ, "Rio Tinto Tries to Dig Itself Out of a Hole After Blowing Up Ancient Caves," 19 June 2020 Meeropol draws upon a trove of audiotapes from Manso's interviews with Cohn for Playboy, coupling those with TV clips that essentially allow Cohn to tell his own story. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn' documentary benefits from its personal touch," 18 June 2020 The company claims to have an enormous trove of data harvested from electronic medical records held by hundreds of hospitals around the globe. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doubt looms over hydroxychloroquine study that halted global trials," 3 June 2020 Advocacy and voter-registration groups are gathering a trove of data from protests by tracking the cellphones of participants and sending them messages about registering to vote or taking other actions. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, "Coverage of the Unrest Sparked by George Floyd’s Killing," 15 June 2020 Each contained a trove of data from a different specialized dating app, including 3somes, Cougary, Gay Daddy Bear, Xpal, BBW Dating, Casualx, SugarD, Herpes Dating, and GHunt. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Dating Apps Exposed 845GB of Explicit Photos, Chats, and More," 15 June 2020 The whistle is among a trove of items that belonged to Harold Lowe, a fifth officer on the Titanic. Fox News, "Titanic hero's whistle, other artifacts, up for auction," 12 June 2020 And that information could prove to be an unlikely DIY trove of valuable data for medical researchers. Laura Weiss, The New Republic, "Will My Covid Symptoms Ever End?," 10 June 2020 Alaric was interred, along with a trove of valuables. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, "The Man Who Sacked Rome," 9 June 2020

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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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The first known use of trove was in 1888

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30 Jun 2020

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“Trove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trove. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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