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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun treasure:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb treasure:


The word treasure is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun treasure

What does treasure mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: treasures

  1. accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
    • example: the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of treasure: hoarded wealth
    • more generic words: riches / wealth = an abundance of material possessions and resources
    • more specific terms:
  2. art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of treasure: gem
    • more generic terms: art / fine art = the products of human creativity
  3. any possession that is highly valued by its owner
    • example: the children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: possession = anything owned or possessed
  4. a collection of precious things
    • example: the trunk held all her meager treasures
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: accumulation / aggregation / assemblage / collection = several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Alternative definition of the noun treasure


  1. [uncountable] A collection of valuable things.
  2. [countable] Any single thing that one values greatly.
  3. [countable] A term of endearment.

Definition of the verb treasure

What does treasure mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: treasured | treasuring | treasures

  1. hold dear
  2. be fond of; be attached to
    • examples: Sam cannot treasure Sue | Sam and Sue treasure the movie
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonyms of treasure: care for / cherish / hold dear
    • more generic word: love = have a great affection or liking for
    • more specific word: yearn = have affection for

Alternative definition of the verb treasure


  1. [transitive, of a person or thing] To consider to be precious.
  2. [transitive] To store or stow in a safe place.


Treasure Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer, founded by former employees of Konami on June 19, 1992. Treasure is best known for classic-style action games that employ innovative gameplay systems. Their greatest commercial successes have been games like Wario World and Mischief Makers, but they are better known for their critical successes, such as Sin & Punishment, Gunstar Heroes, Dynamite Headdy, Alien Soldier, Guardian Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, Bangai-O, and Ikaruga. Their first released game was Gunstar Heroes, although McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure was developed first.


Treasure is a fictional film character.


"Treasure" is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the ninth book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt.

  • also known as "Treasure (Clive Cussler)", "Treasure!"
  • language: English Language
  • character: Dirk Pitt
  • genres: Adventure fiction, Techno-thriller, Fiction, Speculative fiction
  • subjects: History, United States of America, Adventure, Greenland, Espionage
  • copyright: 2005-03-03
  • released in (27 years ago)


  1. "Treasure" is a song recorded by Bruno Mars.
  2. "Treasure" is the third studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Cocteau Twins. It was released on 1 November 1984 by record label 4AD. With this album, the band settled on what would, from then on, be their primary lineup: vocalist Elizabeth Fraser, guitarist Robin Guthrie and bass guitarist Simon Raymonde. This new lineup also coincided with the development of the ethereal sound associated with the band's music.
  3. "Treasure" is the third internationally released album by Christchurch, New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra, released in 2007. The album celebrates Westenra's Irish roots by covering Irish songs like "Danny Boy" and religious classics like "Whispering Hope", "The Heart Worships", while also including three new songs which Hayley has co-written.
  4. "Treasure" is a limited edition compilation album by Holly Cole Trio. It was released in Canada in 1998 on Alert Records. It is a collection of "Hits and Previously Unreleased Tracks" from 1989-1993.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (17 years ago)
  5. "Treasure" is a 2013 single album by Bruno Mars.
    • released on
  6. "Treasure" is a composition.
  7. "treasure" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  8. "Treasure" is a composition.
  9. Treasure: The music video of the song Treasure by Bruno Mars.
    • some of the awards:
        • MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography (Choreographer: Bruno Mars) nomination for Bruno Mars
        • MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography (Choreographer: Bruno Mars), received by Bruno Mars
        • World Music Award for World’s Best Video nomination for Bruno Mars
        • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video nomination for Bruno Mars
  10. "Treasure" is a composition.
  11. "Treasure" is a musical album of Natural Radio Station.
  12. "Treasure" is a musical EP of Artemis.
    • released on
  13. "Treasure" a.k.a. "Treasure!" is a composition.
  14. "Treasure" is a musical single of Tsuki Amano.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  15. "Treasure" is a musical album of Makoto Ozone.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  16. "Treasure" is a musical album of Midnite.
    • released on
  17. "Treasure" is a musical album of Charnett Moffett.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  18. "Treasure" is a musical album of Martin Schulte.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  19. "Treasure" is a musical album of Scudelia Electro.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  20. "Treasure" is a musical single of Ryan Furber.
    • released on
  21. "Treasure" is a musical album of Ho'okena.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  22. "Treasure" is a composition.


Treasure is an Island.


  1. Treasure is a concentration of riches, often one which is considered lost or forgotten until being rediscovered. Some jurisdictions legally define what constitutes treasure, such as in the British Treasure Act 1996.
  2. Treasure was a British educational magazine for young children published by Fleetway Publications which ran for 418 issues published between 14 January 1963 and 16 January 1971. The editor was Arthur Bouchier.
  3. Treasure was a syndicated American television series created in 1958 by Bill Burrud Productions. The series originally aired on KCOP-TV. It filmed documentaries on buried treasure, lost cities, shipwrecks, and ghost towns.
  4. Treasure is an animated television series set in England shown on ABC Kids. It is about the life of a fourteen-year-old girl and her friends.
    • genre: Children's television series
  5. Treasure is a difficult information-based card game requiring large amounts of memorization and strategy. The gameplay is similar to that of Bullshit, but the goal of the game is different enough that the two games are vastly different.
  6. Treasure is a TV program, begun in (14 years ago).

Phrases with Treasure

Phrases starting with the word Treasure:

  1. Treasure map
  2. treasure hunt
  3. treasure ship
  4. treasure chest
  5. treasure house
  6. treasure state
  7. treasure trove
  8. Treasure-Trove
  9. treasure flower
  10. Treasure-Flower

Phrases ending with the word Treasure:

  1. Buried treasure
  2. National Treasure

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Treasure

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Google previewThe Secrets God Kept (2005)

by John Van Diest, Alton Gansky

A treasure is a compilation of things-in this case coins held in a clay jar and buried in a field. A pearl is a single "gem" that cannot be divided or cut into facets, unlike gems of stone. A diamond is plain looking when first taken from the ground .

Google previewThe Fuck Up (2009)

by Arthur Nersesian

Arthur Nersesian's underground literary treasure is an unforgettable slice of gritty New York City life. This is the darkly hilarious odyssey of an anonymous slacker.

Google previewNectar #9 (2002)

Spiritual Perspectives - The singular treasure of religious pluralism by Babaji Bob Kindler, Lex Hixon, Tilopa, Father Abbot Joseph Homick, Lama Surya Das, OP Sharma, Annapurna Sarada

Searching for hid- den treasure is an arduous (though exhilarating) task, and we should be aware that we will have to be led.

Similar to the parable of the hidden treasure is that of the pearl of great price, but there is an important difference.

Google previewA Handy Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Based on Groschopp's Grein (1886)

by Christian Wilhelm Michael Grein

the guarded treasure, hoard, treasure; the thoughts shut up in the breast, the spirit dwelling in the body; secrets; and finally whatever is collected or brought together, fullness, abundance. (Ger. hort; Goth. husd.) hord-aern, st. n.

Google previewGreen's Encyclopaedia of the Law of Scotland (1899)

by John Chisholm

Treasure Trove.—The right to treasure trove is one of the Regalia Minora, and as such is vested in the Crown. It is communicable to a subject, but only by express grant, not being included among those rights which a barony charter carries by ...

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Quotes about Treasure

You are my treasure
My warm desire
You are my treasure
Setting my heart on fire
You are my treasure
Worth more than the gold in the sun
You are my treasure
My heart’s number one
You are my treasure
All the riches I’ll ever need

7 March 2007 (David Harris)
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Scrabble value of T1R1E1A1S1U1R1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of TREASURE

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