Definition of treasure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtreʒə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtreʒər//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a collection of valuable things such as gold, silver and jewellery buried treasure a pirate’s treasure chest
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] a highly valued object the priceless art treasures of the Uffizi Gallery
  3. 3[singular] a person who is much loved or valued Liz is an absolute treasure—I couldn’t do without her.
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French tresor, based on Greek thēsauros ‘storehouse, treasure’.Extra examples Many forgotten treasures have been discovered in the attics of old houses. This book is a treasure house of information on Arctic birds. a vast treasure of medieval manuscripts
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