from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house or building where treasures and stores are kept.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house or building where treasures and stores are kept; a place where hoarded riches or precious things are kept; a treasury.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a storehouse for treasures
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At that time the nearest recording office was in the police barracks at Fort Cudahy, just across the river from Forty Mile; but when it became bruited abroad that Eldorado Creek was a treasure-house, it was quickly discovered that Olaf Nelson had failed to make the down-Yukon trip to file upon his property.
The room beyond was like the vault of a treasure-house.
Essential not simply to preserve our own fragile existence in this immense treasure-house of living creatures, but also to preserve this almost infinitely varied life-support system upon which we depend for the necessities of life in a very large, cold and forbidding universe which is devoid of perceptible life everywhere but here on Earth.
For me, the phrase ‘food culture’ summons a treasure-house of memories about meals cooked in the heart of local communities, by ordinary people: food that is gorgeous and gutsy, simple and delicious.
We have a treasure-house of literature, going back to the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans.
The keys to our Father's treasure-house hang freely on the hook of faith.
The natives say it was the treasure-house of Chau-te-leur, a mighty king who reigned long 'before their fathers.'
As a treasure-house of characters and stories, the "Nights" is an essential point of reference for popular entertainments ranging from British pantomime to Romantic ballet and opera to Hollywood spectacle.
See Corrections & Amplifications below New Jersey is America's secret treasure-house of culture.
And in requital of these tokens from the treasure-house of thy bounty, behold we have sent thee a Nubian slave, named Zohauk, of whom judge not by his complexion, according to the foolish ones of the earth, in respect the dark-rinded fruit hath the most exquisite flavour.