treasure house

treasure house
noun
a storehouse for treasures
Hypernyms: ↑storehouse, ↑depot, ↑entrepot, ↑storage, ↑store

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1. a building, room, or chamber used as a storage place for valuables; treasury.
2. a place or source where things of value or worth may be found: Books are the treasure house of ideas.
[1425-75; late ME]

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treasure house,
any place that contains something valuable: »

The sea is a treasure house of minerals and food.

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noun, pl ⋯ houses [count]
: a place where there are many valuable things
— often + of

The city is a treasure house of art. [=there are many works of art in the city]

Books are treasure houses of knowledge.

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ˈtreasure house f30 [treasure house] noun
a place that contains many valuable or interesting things

The area is a treasure house of archaeological relics.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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