Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
  2. (noun, group) a collection of precious things
  3. (noun, possession) any possession that is highly valued by its owner
  4. (noun, possession) accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
  5. (verb, emotion) be fond of; be attached to
  6. (verb, possession) hold dear

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Origin of the word Treasure

  1. mid-12c., from O.Fr. tresor "treasury, treasure" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *tresaurus, from L. thesaurus "treasury, treasure" (cf. Sp., It. tesoro), from Gk. thesauros "store, treasure, treasure house" (see thesaurus). Replaced O.E. goldhord. General sense of "anything valued" is recorded from c.1200. The verb is attested from late 14c… more

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