American English

Definition of treasure noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a collection of valuable things such as gold, silver, and jewelry buried treasure a pirate's treasure chest
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] a highly valued object the priceless art treasures of the Metropolitan Museum
  3. 3[singular] a person who is much loved or valued Liz is an absolute treasure—I couldn't do without her.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: treasure