Definition of “treasure” - English Dictionary

“treasure” in British English

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treasurenoun

uk /ˈtreʒ.ər/ us /ˈtreʒ.ɚ/

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 ] 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 /ˈtreʒ.ɚ/

(Definition of “treasure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“treasure” in American English

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treasurenoun [ 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.

treasureverb [ T ]

us /ˈtreʒ·ər/

to take good care of something because you value it highly:

I treasure these old snapshots of my grandparents.

(Definition of “treasure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)