from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Accumulated or stored wealth in the form of money, jewels, or other valuables.
- n. Valuable or precious possessions of any kind.
- n. One considered especially precious or valuable.
- transitive v. To keep or regard as precious; value highly. See Synonyms at appreciate.
- transitive v. To accumulate and store away, as for future use.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A collection of valuable things.
- n. Any single thing that one values greatly.
- n. A term of endearment.
- v. To consider to be precious.
- v. To store or stow in a safe place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Wealth accumulated; especially, a stock, or store of money in reserve.
- n. A great quantity of anything collected for future use; abundance; plenty.
- n. That which is very much valued.
- transitive v. To collect and deposit, as money or other valuable things, for future use; to lay up; to hoard; usually with up.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Money or jewels in store; wealth accumulated; riches hoarded; particularly, a stock or store of money in reserve.
- n. Specifically, gold or silver, either as it comes from the mine, or in bullion, coin, or plate; especially, coin.
- n. A quantity of anything gathered together; a store; a wealth.
- n. Something which is greatly valued; that which is highly prized or very valuable.
- n. A treasure-house; a treasury.
- To hoard up; lay up in store; collect and lay up, as money or other valuables, for future use or for preservation; accumulate; store: usually with up.
- To retain carefully in the mind: often with up.
- To regard as precious; prize.
- To furnish or endow with treasures; enrich.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
- n. a collection of precious things
- v. hold dear
- v. be fond of; be attached to
- n. accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
- n. any possession that is highly valued by its owner
Middle English tresure, from Old French tresor, from Latin thēsaurus, from Greek thēsauros.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French tresor ("treasury"), from Latin thēsaurus ("treasure"), from Ancient Greek θησαυρός (thesauros, "treasure house"). (Wiktionary)