treasure
I. noun Etymology: Middle English tresor, from Anglo-French, from Latin thesaurus — more at thesaurus Date: 12th century 1. a. (1) wealth (as money, jewels, or precious metals) stored up or hoarded <
buried treasure
>
(2) wealth of any kind or in any form ; riches b. a store of money in reserve 2. something of great worth or value; also a person esteemed as rare or precious 3. a collection of precious things II. transitive verb (treasured; treasuring) Date: 14th century 1. to collect and store up (something of value) for future use ; hoard 2. to hold or keep as precious ; cherish, prize <
she treasured those memories
>
Synonyms: see appreciate

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