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treasurenoun

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.treasures C2 [plural] very valuable things, especially pieces of art: stolen art treasures The museum houses many priceless treasures.
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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. [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.

treasureverb [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.
Translations of “treasure”
in Arabic كَنْز…
in Korean 보물…
in Malaysian harta karun, orang yg sangat berharga…
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 Vietnamese tài sản, châu báu, của quý…
in Spanish tesoro…
in Portuguese tesouro…
in Thai สมบัติ, ของมีค่า…
in German der Schatz, Schatz-…, die Perle…
in Catalan tresor…
in Japanese 宝物, 財宝…
in Indonesian harta, barang berharga…
in Chinese (Simplified) 珍品, 财宝, 珍宝…
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