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 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 Maps - In Popular Culture
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 ...
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 ... after a shipwreck on an island where orcs and goblins contend over a treasure ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ... most responsible for the legends of buried pirate treasure was Captain Kidd ...

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:

    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 prophaned on either part,
    For though ‘tis got by chance, ‘tis kept by art.
    John Donne (c. 1572–1631)

    “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.

    Ye tradeful Merchants, that, with weary toil,
    Do seek most precious things to make your gain,
    And both the Indias of their treasure spoil,
    Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)