from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Treasure found hidden.
- n. Law Silver or gold in the form of bullion, plate, or money that is found hidden and has no known owner.
- n. A discovery of great value.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A treasure found of particularly great value.
- n. Silver, gold or money that is found hidden and has no identifiable owner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any money, bullion, or the like, found in the earth, or otherwise hidden, the owner of which is not known. In England such treasure belongs to the crown; whereas similar treasure found in the sea, or upon the surface of the land, belongs to the finder if no owner appears.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Treasure found and appropriated; specifically, in English law, any money or coin, gold, silver plate, or bullion, of unknown ownership, found hidden in the earth or in any private place.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any collection of valuables that is discovered
- n. treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
Anglo-Norman tresor trove : Old French tresor, treasure; see treasure + Old French trove, past participle of trover, to find; see trover.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)