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treasure

noun uk   /ˈtreʒ.ər/ us    //

treasure noun (VALUABLE THINGS)

B2 [U] very valuable things, usually in the form of a store of precious metals, precious stones, or money: Stories about pirates often include a search for buried treasure. When they opened up the tomb they found treasure beyond their wildest dreams.JewelleryLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money treasures [plural] very valuable things, especially pieces of art: stolen art treasures The museum houses many priceless treasures.The visual arts in general

treasure noun (PERSON)

[C] informal someone who is very helpful and valuable to you: I don't know what I'd have done without Lizzie when I was ill - she was an absolute treasure.People having good qualities [C] mainly UK old-fashioned informal a friendly way of talking to someone, especially a child: Come on, treasure, let's go and see Granny.Affectionate terms of address

treasure

verb [T] uk   /ˈtreʒ.ər/ us    //
C2 to take great care of something because you love it or consider it very valuable: I shall always treasure those memories of her. This pen that my grandfather gave me is one of my most treasured possessions.Loving and in love
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