treasure - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “treasure”

See all translations

treasure

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈtreʒ·ər/
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]  us   /ˈtreʒ·ər/
to take good care of something because you value it highly: I treasure these old snapshots of my grandparents.
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…
(Definition of treasure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of treasure?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “treasure”

Definitions of “treasure” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More