treasury

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'treasury', 'Treasury': /ˈtrɛʒəri/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtrɛʒəri/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(trezhə rē)


Inflections of 'treasury' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": treasuries

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
treas•ur•y /ˈtrɛʒəri/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ur•ies. 
  1. Governmenta place where the funds of a government, etc., are deposited, kept, and given out to be spent.
  2. Governmentthe funds or revenue (as from taxation) of a government, a private business, etc.
  3. Government[often: Treasury;  often: the + ~] the department of government that has control over money.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
treas•ur•y  (trezhə rē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ur•ies. 
  1. a place where the funds of the government, of a corporation, or the like are deposited, kept, and disbursed.
  2. funds or revenue of a government, public or private corporation, etc.
  3. ([cap.]) the department of government that has control over the collection, management, and disbursement of the public revenue.
  4. a building, room, chest, or other place for the preservation of treasure or valuable objects.
  5. a collection or supply of excellent or highly prized writings, works of art, etc.:a treasury of American poetry.
  6. Treasuries, [Informal.]Treasury bills, bonds, and notes.
  • Old French. See treasure, -y3
  • Middle English tresorie 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
treasury /ˈtrɛʒərɪ/ n ( pl -uries)
  1. a storage place for treasure
  2. the revenues or funds of a government, private organization, or individual
  3. a place where funds are kept and disbursed
  4. Also: treasure house a collection or source of valuable items: a treasury of information
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French tresorie, from tresor treasure
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Treasury /ˈtrɛʒərɪ/ n
  1. (in various countries) the government department in charge of finance. In Britain the Treasury is also responsible for economic strategy
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