WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
treas•ure /ˈtrɛʒɚ/USA pronunciation   n., v., -ured, -ur•ing. 

  • [uncountable] wealth gathered, esp. in the form of precious metals, money, or jewels.
  • [countable] any thing or person greatly valued.

  • v. [+ object]
  • to keep in the mind and treat (someone or something) as precious;
    cherish:treasured the few moments we spent together.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    treas•ure  (trezhər), 
    n., v., -ured, -ur•ing. 

  • wealth or riches stored or accumulated, esp. in the form of precious metals, money, jewels, or plate.
  • wealth, rich materials, or valuable things.
  • any thing or person greatly valued or highly prized:This book was his chief treasure.

  • v.t. 
  • to retain carefully or keep in store, as in the mind.
  • to regard or treat as precious;
  • to put away for security or future use, as money.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin thēsaurus storehouse, hoard (see thesaurus); (verb, verbal) Middle English, derivative of the noun, nominal
    • Old French
    • (noun, nominal) Middle English tresor 1125–75
    1, 6 .hoard. 5 . value, esteem.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    treasure /ˈtrɛʒə/ n
    1. wealth and riches, usually hoarded, esp in the form of money, precious metals, or gems
    2. a thing or person that is highly prized or valued
    vb (transitive)
    1. to prize highly as valuable, rare, or costly
    2. to store up and save; hoard
    Etymology: 12th Century: from Old French tresor, from Latin thēsaurus anything hoarded, from Greek thēsauros

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