What is treasure?

  • (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
    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 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 ... after a shipwreck on an island where orcs and goblins contend over a treasure ...
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 ... 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 ... responsible for the legends of buried pirate treasure was Captain Kidd ...
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 the middle ... In the 1985 film The Goonies, an old treasure map leads to the secret stash of a legendary 17th century pirate ... In the 1994 comedy 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 Spinnaker, library and general store ...
Treasure Maps - In Popular Culture
... Uncharted, 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 (1948 ...

More definitions of "treasure":

  • (noun): Any possession that is highly valued by its owner.
    Example: "The children returned from the seashore with their shells and other treasures"
  • (noun): A collection of precious things.
    Example: "The trunk held all her meager treasures"
  • (noun): Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection.
    Synonyms: gem

Famous quotes containing the word treasure:

    There is, of course, a gold mine or a buried treasure on every mortgaged homestead. Whether the farmer ever digs for it or not, it is there, haunting his daydreams when the burden of debt is most unbearable.
    Fawn M. Brodie (1915–1981)

    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)

    Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 6:19-21.