treasure ( treasures plural & 3rd person present) ( treasuring present participle) ( treasured past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Treasure is a collection of valuable old objects such as gold coins and jewels that has been hidden or lost.
LITERARY It was here, the buried treasure, she knew it was.
2 n-count Treasures are valuable objects, especially works of art and items of historical value.
The house was large and full of art treasures.
3 verb If you treasure something that you have, you keep it or care for it carefully because it gives you great pleasure and you think it is very special.
She treasures her memories of those joyous days. V n
Treasure is also a noun., n-count
His greatest treasure is his collection of rock records.
treasured adj ADJ n
These books are still among my most treasured possessions.
4 n-count If you say that someone is a treasure, you mean that they are very helpful and useful to you. INFORMAL
(=gem) Charlie? Oh, he's a treasure, loves children.
treasure chest ( treasure chests plural )
1 n-count A treasure chest is a box containing treasure.
2 n-count If you describe something as a treasure chestof a particular thing, you mean that it is very good source of that thing.
usu N of n
This book is a treasure chest of information.
treasure trove ( treasure troves plural )
1 n-count If you describe something or someone as a treasure trove of a particular thing, you mean that they are a very good or rich source of that thing.
usu sing, N of n
The dictionary is a vast treasure trove of information...
2 n-count You can refer to a collection of valuable objects as a treasure trove.
usu sing, oft N for n