Treasure is usually associated with riches — gold, jewels, doubloons — the stuff contained in pirates' treasure chests. However, you can also treasure things with purely sentimental value — like your pet rock or your blankie.
The English word treasure comes from the Old French tresor, both meaning "something of great worth." Still, the French tresor sounds so much more luxurious than the English treasure, and that form is the chosen name for an expensive perfume. Worth is relative, though. Going back further, we find that the Latin word for treasury is thesaurus, which is what a book of synonyms is called. Guess the ancients always understood the richness — and worth — of words.
n any possession that is highly valued by its owner
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anything owned or possessed
n accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
- hoarded wealth
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a large amount of wealth or prosperity
something of value
a very large treasure
treasure trove, trove
treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
v hold dear
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show due and full appreciation
show approval or appreciation of
honor, honour, reward
bestow honor or rewards upon
place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint