What is treasure?

  • (noun): Any possession that is highly valued by its owner.
    Example: "The children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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 Maps - In Popular Culture
... a Sony 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 (194 ...
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 find ... The pirate most responsible for the legends of buried pirate treasure was Captain Kidd ...
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 ... 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 herself in ... In the 1985 film The Goonies, an old treasure map leads to the secret stash of a legendary 17th century pirate ... 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 ...

More definitions of "treasure":

  • (noun): A collection of precious things.
    Example: "The trunk held all her meager treasures"
  • (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): Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection.
    Synonyms: gem

Famous quotes containing the word treasure:

    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)

    “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this word, he went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 19:21,22.

    Jesus to a rich young man.

    To recover a buried treasure without having it disappear miraculously in the process, one must be entitled to it, and also be willing—really willing deep in his heart—to share it with the poor and helpless. Buried money, especially silver, gives off a bright glow which comes right up through the earth and can be seen as a dim light on nights when the weather is misty or there is a gentle rain.
    —Administration in the State of Ariz, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)