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Meaning of “treasure” in the English Dictionary

"treasure" in British English

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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 ​preciousmetals, preciousstones, or ​money: Stories about ​pirates often ​include a ​search for buried treasure. When they ​opened up the ​tomb they ​found treasure beyond ​theirwildestdreams.treasures C2 [plural] very ​valuable things, ​especiallypieces of ​art: stolen art treasures The ​museumhouses many ​priceless treasures.

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  • treasure noun (PERSON)

[C] mainly UK 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   //
(Definition of treasure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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treasurenoun [C/U]

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

treasureverb [T]

 us   /ˈtreʒ·ər/
to take good ​care of something because you ​value it ​highly: I treasure these ​oldsnapshots of my ​grandparents.
(Definition of treasure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “treasure”
in Korean 보물…
in Arabic كَنْز…
in Malaysian harta karun, orang yg sangat berharga…
in French trésor…
in Russian сокровища, сокровище…
in Chinese (Traditional) 珍品, 財寶, 珍寶…
in Italian tesoro…
in Turkish hazine, define, gömü…
in Polish bogactwo, skarb…
in Spanish tesoro…
in Vietnamese tài sản, châu báu, của quý…
in Portuguese tesouro…
in Thai สมบัติ, ของมีค่า…
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…
in Indonesian harta, barang berharga…
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