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Treasure

Treasure (from Greek θησαυρός - thēsauros, meaning "treasure store", romanized as thesaurus) 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.

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Treasure Hunt (module)
... Treasure Hunt is an adventure module for the Advanced Dungeons Dragons (AD D) role-playing game, written by Aaron Allston for the 1st edition Advanced Dungeons Dragons (AD D) rules ... island where orcs and goblins contend over a treasure ...
Treasure Maps in Fiction - Film
... The treasure map served as a major plot device in movies In the 1984 film Romancing the Stone, a romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds ... In the 1985 film The Goonies, an old treasure map leads to the secret stash of a legendary 17th century pirate ... City Slickers 2 The Legend of Curly's Gold, a treasure map is made by criminals ...
Treasure Cay
... Treasure Cay, Bahamas is a small coastal community on the east coast of the island of Abaco in the Bahamas ... Treasure Cay is approximately 165 miles due east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States ... The town of Treasure Cay consists of a bakery (Florence's-best cinnamon rolls ever), the tipsy seagull bar on the marina and cocoa bar on the big beach, a restaurant called the ...
Treasure Maps - In Popular Culture
... PlayStation 3 video game series Nibelungenlied The treasure of Monte Cristo (1844) Treasure Island (1882) The Maltese Falcon (1930) Treasure Island (1934) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) The Treasure series (1958 ...
Treasure Maps in History - Pirates
... Although buried pirate treasure is a favorite literary theme, there are very few documented cases of pirates actually burying treasure, and no documented cases of a historical pirate ... One documented case of buried treasure involved Francis Drake who buried Spanish gold and silver after raiding the train at Nombre de Dios -- after Drake went to ... The pirate most responsible for the legends of buried pirate treasure was Captain Kidd ...

More definitions of "treasure":

  • (noun): Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection.
    Synonyms: gem
  • (noun): Accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc..
    Example: "The pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
    Synonyms: hoarded wealth
  • (noun): A collection of precious things.
    Example: "The trunk held all her meager treasures"
  • (noun): Any possession that is highly valued by its owner.
    Example: "The children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"

Famous quotes containing the word treasure:

    Evaluation is creation: hear it, you creators! Evaluating is itself the most valuable treasure of all that we value. It is only through evaluation that value exists: and without evaluation the nut of existence would be hollow. Hear it, you creators!
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Love was as subtly catched, as a disease;
    But being got it is a treasure sweet,
    Which to defend is harder than to get:
    And ought not be profaned on either part,
    For though ‘tis got by chance,’tis kept by art.
    John Donne (c. 1572–1631)

    And who, in time, knows whither we may vent
    The treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores
    This gain of our best glory shall be sent,
    T’enrich unknowing nations with our stores?
    What worlds in th’yet unformed Occident
    May come refined with th’accents that are ours?
    Samuel Daniel (c.1562–1619)