Treas·ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Treasured p. pr. & vb. n. Treasuring.] To collect and deposit, as money or other valuable things, for future use; to lay up; to hoard; usually with up; as, to treasure up gold.
1. Wealth accumulated; especially, a stock, or store of money in reserve.
This treasure hath fortune unto us given. --Chaucer.
2. A great quantity of anything collected for future use; abundance; plenty.
We have treasures in the field, of wheat and of barley, and of oil and of honey. --Jer. xli. 8.
3. That which is very much valued.
Ye shall be peculiar treasure unto me. --Ex. xix. 5.
From thy wardrobe bring thy chiefest treasure. --Milton.
Treasure city, a city for stores and magazines.
n 1: accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.; "the
pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West
Indies" [syn: hoarded wealth]
2: art highly prized for its beauty or perfection [syn: gem]
3: any possession that is highly valued by its owner; "the
children returned from the seashore with their shells and
4: a collection of precious things; "the trunk held all her
v 1: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: prize, value,
2: be fond of; be attached to [syn: care for, cherish, hold