“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”—Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
Welcome to the first Dictionary Treasure Hunt, an online activity you can use to test both your word-sleuthing and your vocabulary skills. To play, just follow the clues provided in each slide in order to find the hidden word. You'll need to check out some Dictionary.com definition pages to verify the clues. (Helpful hint: look at word origins and related words, too!) When you get stuck, click on some of the linked words and phrases to help you figure out the clues.
All of the words in this treasure hunt have something in common. Can you guess what it is before you reach the end of the game?
We've got some extra treasure for one lucky hunter: A Dictionary.com t-shirt! To win, complete all 10 clues of the treasure hunt, and share your answers with us on Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #DictionaryTreasureHunt and tagging @dictionarycom. One winner will be chosen at random on April 4, so check back to see if it's you and to get the answers to all 10 clues!