Definition of trove in English:

trove

noun

  • A store of valuable or delightful things:

    ‘the cellar contained a trove of rare wines’
    • ‘Today, these records offer troves of treasures to museum curators, anthropologists, and historians of science.’
    • ‘The rents, explicit and implicit, would then become part of the public troves.’
    • ‘The walls around flicker with refractions from the gem-encrusted trove that is the Iranian Crown Jewels.’
    • ‘Sure, many of the heavyweights featured in the series are no longer around, but the BBC managed to unearth a trove of old footage, much of which had not been seen previously by a British audience.’
    • ‘Though not impressive in its visual presentation, the site is a trove of interesting material on world civilization.’
    • ‘In short, there is a rich trove of primary source material from which to work.’
    • ‘Reading my sister's letters was a strangely voyeuristic pleasure, and I imagined a reader could feel that way, as if he'd discovered a trove of letters in the floor of an old house.’
    • ‘They were ruthless and greedy, plundering king's troves of gold and any treasure they can get their thieving claws on.’
    • ‘I admit that I don't often go hunting for such troves - our house has only so much room to store them.’
    • ‘The knights had amassed a large trove of wealth over the years which led them to be accredited with the invention of modern banking.’
    • ‘To many paleoanthropologists, Chad is somewhat off the beaten path for hominid evolution, when compared with the famous fossil troves of southern and eastern Africa.’
    • ‘A trove of compositions was found in a private collection and now his most famous, The Four Seasons, is a favourite.’
    • ‘Be warned: a day in this museum can leave you wondering whether even a week would be enough to appreciate the trove of sublime art and its arcane technologies of the after-life.’
    • ‘A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material reportedly found last month by a British tourist remained lost, a leading Beatles expert said.’
    • ‘The archipelago is a trove of biological treasures.’
    • ‘The legendary Faberge created a trove of treasures for the Tsars that endure as priceless examples of the craftsman's art.’
    • ‘The book has been a manual for artists and a trove for scholars - and a refined erotic peepshow - since its first printing in 1499.’
    • ‘The two shows dug deep into archival troves and directed viewers and art historians toward an expansion of both sources and resources, resurrecting artists and specific works from historical oblivion.’
    • ‘The find revealed a trove of fabulous treasures in gold and precious stones that showed the wealth and craftsmanship of the Pharaonic court’
    • ‘The site also houses a trove of audio and video clips, including a recording of William Gladstone in 1888.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from treasure trove.

Pronunciation

trove

/trəʊv/