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treasure

[trezh-er] /ˈtrɛʒ ər/
noun
1.
wealth or riches stored or accumulated, especially 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.
verb (used with object), treasured, treasuring.
4.
to retain carefully or keep in store, as in the mind.
5.
to regard or treat as precious; cherish.
6.
to put away for security or future use, as money.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; (noun) Middle English tresor < Old French < Latin thēsaurus storehouse, hoard (see thesaurus); (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun
Related forms
treasurable, adjective
treasureless, adjective
untreasurable, adjective
untreasured, adjective
Synonyms
1, 6. hoard. 5. value, esteem.
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British Dictionary definitions for treasurable

treasure

/ˈtrɛʒə/
noun
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
verb (transitive)
3.
to prize highly as valuable, rare, or costly
4.
to store up and save; hoard
Derived Forms
treasurable, adjective
treasureless, adjective
Word Origin
C12: from Old French tresor, from Latin thēsaurus anything hoarded, from Greek thēsauros
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Word Origin and History for treasurable
treasure
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. Treasure hunt is first recorded 1913. For treasure trove, see trove.
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