2009年3月11日 星期三

trove, a treasure trove of sth



Advertisers Get a Trove of Clues in Smartphones
By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
Cellphones have a high potential for personalized ads, and advertisers place great value on the possibility.



New Trove Opened in Kennedy Killing

By LESLIE EATON
The Kennedy assassination re-entered the spotlight Monday when the contents of a safe that had been secret for more than 40 years were unveiled.

The noun trove has one meaning:

Meaning #1: treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
Synonym: treasure trove

n.

A collection of valuable items discovered or found; a treasure-trove.

[Short for (TREASURE-)TROVE.]




日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 発見されたもの, 貴重なコレクション


treasure trove Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
1 a large amount of money or a large number of valuable metals, stones or other objects found hidden somewhere and seeming to belong to no one:
A Roman soldier's pay, found by a metal detector enthusiast in Norfolk, has been declared treasure trove at an inquest in Diss.

2 a treasure trove of sth a place that is full of something good:
a treasure trove of information
Though small, this museum is a veritable treasure trove of history.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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