trove
noun Etymology: short for treasure trove Date: 1888 1. discovery, find 2. a valuable collection ; treasure; also haul, collection

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trove — 1888, from treasure trove (c.1550), from Anglo Fr. tresor trové (late 12c.), translating L. thesaurus inventus, lit. treasure found. Originally any precious metal object one finds hidden whose owner is unknown. As this usually meant ancient… …   Etymology dictionary

  • trove — ► NOUN ▪ a store of valuable or delightful things. ORIGIN from TREASURE TROVE(Cf. ↑treasure trove) …   English terms dictionary

  • trove — [trəuv US trouv] n →↑treasure trove …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trove — [ trouv ] noun count a large supply of something such as art or information => TREASURE TROVE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trove — [trōv] n. short for TREASURE TROVE …   English World dictionary

  • trove — UK [trəʊv] / US [troʊv] noun [countable] Word forms trove : singular trove plural troves a large supply of something such as art or information • See: treasure trove …   English dictionary

  • trove — /trohv/, n. 1. a collection of objects. 2. treasure trove (def. 2). [1885 90; short for TREASURE TROVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • trove — noun A treasure trove; a collection of treasure …   Wiktionary

  • trove — noun Trove is used after these nouns: ↑treasure …   Collocations dictionary

  • trove — Synonyms and related words: agglomeration, aggregation, amassment, bonus, bringing to light, buried treasure, casual discovery, catching, chance discovery, collection, colluvies, conglomeration, cumulation, detection, determination, determining,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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