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TREASURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does treasure mean? 

TREASURE (noun)
  The noun TREASURE has 4 senses:

1. accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
2. art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
3. any possession that is highly valued by its owner
4. a collection of precious things

  Familiarity information: TREASURE used as a noun is uncommon.


TREASURE (verb)
  The verb TREASURE has 2 senses:

1. hold dear
2. be fond of; be attached to

  Familiarity information: TREASURE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TREASURE (noun)


Sense 1treasure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

hoarded wealth; treasure

Context example:

the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies

Hypernyms ("treasure" is a kind of...):

riches; wealth (an abundance of material possessions and resources)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "treasure"):

fortune (a large amount of wealth or prosperity)

valuable (something of value)

king's ransom (a very large treasure)

treasure trove; trove (treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth))


Sense 2treasure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gem; treasure

Hypernyms ("treasure" is a kind of...):

art; fine art (the products of human creativity; works of art collectively)


Sense 3treasure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any possession that is highly valued by its owner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures

Hypernyms ("treasure" is a kind of...):

possession (anything owned or possessed)


Sense 4treasure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collection of precious things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the trunk held all her meager treasures

Hypernyms ("treasure" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


TREASURE (verb)


Sense 1treasure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold dear

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

prize; treasure; value; appreciate

Context example:

I prize these old photographs

Hypernyms (to "treasure" is one way to...):

consider; reckon; regard; see; view (deem to be)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "treasure"):

do justice (show due and full appreciation)

recognise; recognize (show approval or appreciation of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue treasure the movie


Sense 2treasure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be fond of; be attached to

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

hold dear; cherish; care for; treasure

Hypernyms (to "treasure" is one way to...):

love (have a great affection or liking for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "treasure"):

yearn (have affection for; feel tenderness for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot treasure Sue
Sam and Sue treasure the movie


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