treasure Definition

  • 1a collection of valuable objects, especially works of art or antiques
  • 2a very valuable object
  • 3something that is highly valued or prized

Using treasure: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "treasure" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The museum's treasure trove of paintings includes works by Van Gogh and Monet.

  • Example

    The pirate's treasure was buried on a deserted island.

  • Example

    Her family heirloom ring is her most prized treasure.

  • Example

    The book is a treasure trove of information about ancient civilizations.

treasure Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using treasure

  • to value something greatly and take good care of it


    She treasured the necklace her grandmother gave her and wore it every day.

  • to have a lot of hidden potential or value that has not yet been discovered


    The new employee turned out to be a buried treasure, bringing fresh ideas and skills to the company.

  • to discover something valuable or important that was previously unknown or hidden


    The archaeologists found buried treasure in the ancient tomb.

Phrases with treasure

  • a game in which players search for hidden objects by following a series of clues


    The children had a great time at the birthday party treasure hunt.

  • a large collection of valuable things


    The attic was a treasure trove of old family photos and documents.

  • one man's trash is another man's treasure

    what one person considers worthless may be considered valuable by someone else


    I found this old vase at a garage sale for $5, and it turned out to be worth thousands of dollars. One man's trash is another man's treasure!

Origins of treasure

from Old French 'tresor', from Latin 'thesaurus', meaning 'storehouse'


Summary: treasure in Brief

The term 'treasure' [ˈtrɛʒər] refers to valuable objects, whether they are works of art, antiques, or other highly prized items. It can also refer to a collection of such objects, as in 'The museum's treasure trove of paintings.' The phrase 'treasure hunt' denotes a game in which players search for hidden objects, while 'to treasure something' means to value it greatly. 'One man's trash is another man's treasure' is an idiom that highlights the subjective nature of value.

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