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treasure

noun [C/U]  /ˈtreʒ·ər/ us  
great wealth, esp. in the form of a store of gold, silver, precious stones, or money: [U] Pirates are said to have buried treasure there. A treasure is also anything of great value: [C] Jazz is America’s national treasure.

treasure

verb [T]  /ˈtreʒ·ər/ us  
to take good care of something because you value it highly: I treasure these old snapshots of my grandparents.
Translations of “treasure”
in Korean 보물…
in Arabic كَنْز…
in French trésor…
in Turkish hazine, define, gömü…
in Italian tesoro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 珍品, 財寶, 珍寶…
in Russian сокровища, сокровище…
in Polish bogactwo, skarb…
in Spanish tesoro…
in Portuguese tesouro…
in German der Schatz, Schatz-…, die Perle…
in Catalan tresor…
in Japanese 宝物, 財宝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 珍品, 财宝, 珍宝…
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