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 ... freed 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 ...
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 (1948) The 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 historical pirate treasure map ... 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 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 ... 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 ...

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:

    If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    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)

    A self-denial, no less austere than the saint’s, is demanded of the scholar. He must worship truth, and forgo all things for that, and choose defeat and pain, so that his treasure in thought is thereby augmented.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)