Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Always work had stolen from him these treasures—dreams, recreation and knowledge.

What art thou when the 'winds' come roaring 'out of their treasures?'

She put her two treasures in her pocket, and gave him the other.

Here were the treasures of the water-course, close hidden, or blowing in the light of day.

It began to seem to her as if the invader might pack up her mother's treasures and walk off with them.

We have still much to learn, and the earth has not yet disclosed all its treasures.

Calm and clear was the night on which I brought these my treasures forth.

And when they got home, his wife wondered where he had obtained all these treasures.

All that he possessed in the way of treasures, clothes and jewels, he removed from the house.

But we were unfortunate in that our treasures excited the jealousy of men.


mid-12c., from Old French tresor "treasury, treasure" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *tresaurus, from Latin thesaurus "treasury, treasure" (cf. Spanish, Italian tesoro), from Greek thesauros "store, treasure, treasure house" (see thesaurus). Replaced Old English goldhord. General sense of "anything valued" is recorded from c.1200. Treasure hunt is first recorded 1913. For treasure trove, see trove.