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English noun: treasure

1. treasure (possession) accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.

SamplesThe pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies.

Synonymshoarded wealth

Broader (hypernym)riches, wealth

Narrower (hyponym)fortune, king's ransom, treasure trove, trove, valuable

2. treasure (artifact) art highly prized for its beauty or perfection


Broader (hypernym)art, fine art

3. treasure (possession) any possession that is highly valued by its owner

SamplesThe children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures.

Broader (hypernym)possession

4. treasure (group) a collection of precious things

SamplesThe trunk held all her meager treasures.

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

English verb: treasure

1. treasure (possession) hold dear

SamplesI prize these old photographs.

ExamplesSam and Sue treasure the movie

Synonymsappreciate, prize, value

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)do justice, recognise, recognize

2. treasure (emotion) be fond of; be attached to

ExamplesSam cannot treasure Sue , Sam and Sue treasure the movie

Synonymscare for, cherish, hold dear

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)love

Narrower (hyponym)yearn

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