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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
treas•ure /ˈtrɛʒɚ/USA pronunciation   n., v., -ured, -ur•ing. 

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

v. [+ object]
  1. 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 © 2016
treas•ure  (trezhər), 
n., v., -ured, -ur•ing. 

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

v.t. 
  1. to retain carefully or keep in store, as in the mind.
  2. to regard or treat as precious;
    cherish.
  3. 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
treasur•a•ble,adj. 
treasure•less,adj. 
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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