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treasure (n.)

mid-12c., tresor, from Old French tresor "treasury, hoard, treasure" (11c., Modern French trésor), from Gallo-Roman *tresaurus, from Latin thesaurus "treasury, treasure" (source also of Spanish, Italian tesoro), from Greek thēsauros "store, treasure, treasure house," related to tithenai "to put, to place," from reduplicated form of PIE root *dhe- "to set, put." In Middle English also thresur, etc.; modern spelling is from 16c. Replaced Old English goldhord, maðm. General sense of "anything valued" is recorded from c. 1200. Treasure hunt is first recorded 1913. For treasure trove, see trove.

treasure (v.)

late 14c., "to amass treasure; to store up for the future," also figurative, "regard as precious, retain carefully in the mind," from treasure (n.). Related: Treasured; treasuring.

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Definitions of treasure
1
treasure (n.)
accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.;
the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies
Synonyms: hoarded wealth
treasure (n.)
art highly prized for its beauty or perfection;
Synonyms: gem
treasure (n.)
any possession that is highly valued by its owner;
the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures
treasure (n.)
a collection of precious things;
the trunk held all her meager treasures
2
treasure (v.)
hold dear;
Synonyms: prize / value / appreciate
treasure (v.)
be fond of; be attached to;
Synonyms: care for / cherish / hold dear
From wordnet.princeton.edu