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.

The phrase "blood and treasure" or "lives and treasure" has been used to refer to the human and monetary costs associated with various (usually nation-state/state-initiated) endeavours such as space exploration or war.

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Famous quotes containing the word treasure:

    “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)

    Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.
    Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 15:16.