treasure

Definitions

  • The treasure at last
    The treasure at last
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v treasure be fond of; be attached to
    • v treasure hold dear "I prize these old photographs"
    • n treasure art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    • n treasure a collection of precious things "the trunk held all her meager treasures"
    • n treasure any possession that is highly valued by its owner "the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"
    • n treasure accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc. "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

TREASURES OF PRIAM TREASURES OF PRIAM
DISCOVERED TOMB WITH ITS TREASURES DISCOVERED TOMB WITH ITS TREASURES
Kate, Constance and Willy with their repaired treasures Kate, Constance and Willy with their repaired treasures
The Farmer's Treasure The Farmer's Treasure
The tree flies away, stranding the treasure seekers The tree flies away, stranding the treasure seekers
THE TREASURE HID IN A FIELD THE TREASURE HID IN A FIELD
The treasure is all his own, and he shall have every farthing's worth of it The treasure is all his own, and he shall have every farthing's worth of it
The giants find Jack in the treasure room The giants find Jack in the treasure room

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mexican version of the Tooth Fairy is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place
    • Treasure A great quantity of anything collected for future use; abundance; plenty. "We have treasures in the field, of wheat and of barley, and of oil and of honey."
    • Treasure That which is very much valued. "Ye shall be peculiar treasure unto me.""From thy wardrobe bring thy chiefest treasure ."
    • v. t Treasure To collect and deposit, as money or other valuable things, for future use; to lay up; to hoard; usually with up; as, to treasure up gold.
    • Treasure Wealth accumulated; especially, a stock, or store of money in reserve. "This treasure hath fortune unto us given."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 3 Magi:(or Wise Men) and their gifts: Melchoir, "king of light," offered Gold, Gaspar ,"or the white one," offered frankincense, and Balthazar, "lord of treasures," offered myrrh.
    • n treasure Money or jewels in store; wealth accumulated; riches hoarded; particularly, a stock or store of money in reserve.
    • n treasure Specifically, gold or silver, either as it comes from the mine, or in bullion, coin, or plate; especially, coin.
    • n treasure A quantity of anything gathered together; a store; a wealth.
    • n treasure Something which is greatly valued; that which is highly prized or very valuable.
    • n treasure A treasure-house; a treasury.
    • treasure To hoard up; lay up in store; collect and lay up, as money or other valuables, for future use or for preservation; accumulate; store: usually with up.
    • treasure To retain carefully in the mind: often with up.
    • treasure To regard as precious; prize.
    • treasure To furnish or endow with treasures; enrich.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are no female characters in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island because he was following the instructions of his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne, for whom he wrote the book. Llyod wanted a story "about a map, a treasure, a mutiny and a derelict ship. No women in the story."
    • n Treasure trezh′ūr wealth stored up: riches: a great quantity collected: great abundance: anything much valued:
    • v.t Treasure to board up: to collect for future use: to value greatly: to enrich
    • n Treasure trezh′ūr (obs.) a treasure-house
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Quotations

  • Pietro Aretino
    Pietro Aretino
    “I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.”
  • Jewish Saying
    Jewish Saying
    “Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Faithful friends are gifts from heaven: Whoever finds one has found a treasure.”
  • William Penn
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    “Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of the one who is wise.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Idioms

One man's trash is another man's treasure - What is useless to one person might be valuable to another.
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Treasure trove - Something of great value or a very good source.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tresor, tresour, F. trésor, L. thesaurus, Gr. a stone laid up, treasure, probably from the root of to put, place. See Thesis, and cf. Thesaurus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. trésor—L. thesaurus—Gr. thēsauros.

Usage

In literature:

The affections are divided between Jesus and these treasures.
"Sanctification" by J. W. Byers
Owner of the treasure which you have discovered here in our little retreat.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
Guard at once the shining treasure and the treasure-loving enemy; thus have you both found rest!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
I mean my buried Treasure.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
The treasure, if treasure there was, could never be mine.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Billy Bones was the mate; Long John, he was quartermaster; and they asked him where the treasure was.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They were going to dig for pirate treasure!
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
And, the barge arrived there, my Lord Treasurer sent my Lord of Sussex to desire her Grace to land.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
The treasure hoarded by the late Nabob, a treasure which was popularly estimated at near three millions sterling, was in their hands.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Why, the treasure might break us up.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
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In poetry:

Julian.
No; I'll treasure it
As the remembrance of a by-gone grief:
I love it well, because it is not yours.
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
Then dig a treasure called the moon,
A very precious thing,
And keep it in the air for me
Because I am a King.
"What The Scare-Crow Said" by Vachel Lindsay
And where I cannot set my faith,
Unknowing or unwise,
I say "If this be what he saith,
Here hidden treasure lies."
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
You say it is a fancied thing
Within my memory fraught;
To me it has a sacred place—
The treasure house of thought.
"My Mother's Kiss" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Cease, O my spirit, cease this endless yearning!
Idly thou seekest; gone is it, past hoping,
That golden treasure: thine own sweet contentment
See shalt thou never.
"Sapphics" by Manmohan Ghose
Oh! I shall part from her with many tears,
My earthly treasure, pure and undefiled!
And not without a weight of anxious fears
For the new future of my darling child.
"A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter" by Henry Timrod

In news:

In A Video Interview, Oregon's State Treasurer "Concerned" By Smith Supporters' Online Comments.
Gorgeous 1984 tune will be featured on Young's new archival disc, 'A Treasure'.
ERIC HASERT/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Port St Lucie quarterback D.J.
One Scientist's Junk Is a Creationist 's Treasure.
He is the second youngest to be charged criminally as an adult on the Treasure Coast, said Chief Assistant State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl.
Thieves cut through walls to access safe at Douglas County treasurer's satellite office.
DOA Festival spotlights Treasure Coast's legendary fishing.
A total of 56.5 inches was all it took for angler Jean McElroy to take first place in the annual D.O.A. Paddlers Event held each year on the Treasure Coast.
Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS , MPH, Installed as AAP Secretary/Treasurer.
State Treasurer Dean Martin visits the Friday Roundtable on KUAT-TV's Arizona Illustrated, after the jump.
It is one of our country's treasured documents.
File photo Jackson County Treasurer Karen Coffman.
Local devotee has unearthed more than 10,000 little treasures.
Paleontologists unearth a treasure trove of fossils dating back to the ice age.
Dolce&Gabbana dip into Sicilian treasure trove.
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In science:

I am grateful to my advisor Marc Rosso for the discusAcknowledgements. sion and treasurable remarks on this work. I would like to thank Victoria Lebed for her comments on an early version of this paper. I want to thank the referee for preventing me from mistakes and simplifying the proof of Theorem 1.
On defining ideals and differential algebras of Nichols algebras
This is a genuine scientific treasure as they are the gateway to new science: science that can be done by the students in classroom revising the archives of professional astronomers in search for especial answers or by curious citizens trying their luck with pro jects called ”citizen science pro jects”.
Astrophysics datamining in the classroom: Exploring real data with new software tools and robotic telescopes
The third character is the narrator, an old friend, who accompanies them on the treasure hunt.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
Hence, although it’s a great story, Poe neglected to do his trigonometry homework and the two treasure holes must have overlapped.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
After his death a legend grew that he had left a treasure buried on the North American Atlantic coast.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
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