treasure trove definition, meaning - what is treasure trove in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “treasure trove”

See all translations

treasure trove

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈtreʒ.əˌtrəʊv/  us   /-ɚˌtroʊv/
a large amount of money or a large number of valuable objects found hidden somewhere and seeming to belong to no one: A Roman soldier's pay, found by a metal detector enthusiast in Norfolk, has been declared treasure trove.a treasure trove of sth a place that is full of something good: a treasure trove of information Though small, this museum is a veritable treasure trove of history.
Translations of “treasure trove”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無主寶藏, 無主珍寶…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无主宝藏, 无主珍宝…
(Definition of treasure trove from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of treasure trove?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “treasure trove” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More