a hiding place, especially one in the ground, for ammunition, food, treasures, etc.: She hid her jewelry in a little cache in the cellar.
anything so hidden: The enemy never found our cache of food.
Alaska and Northern Canada. a small shed elevated on poles above the reach of animals and used for storing food, equipment, etc.
verb (used with object), cached, caching.
to put in a cache; conceal; hide.

1585–95; < French, noun derivative of cacher to hide < Vulgar Latin *coācticāre to stow away, orig. to pack together, equivalent to Latin coāct(us) collected (past participle of cōgere; see coactive) + -icā- formative v. suffix + -re infinitive ending

cache, cachet, cash.

2. hoard, stockpile, reserve, store. 4. secrete. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
cache (kæʃ)
1.  a hidden store of provisions, weapons, treasure, etc
2.  the place where such a store is hidden
3.  computing a small high-speed memory that improves computer performance
4.  (tr) to store in a cache
[C19: from French, from cacher to hide]

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Word Origin & History

1797, "hiding place," from Fr. Canadian trappers' slang, "hiding place for stores" (1660s), a back formation from Fr. cacher "to hide, conceal" (13c., O.Fr. cachier), from V.L. *coacticare "store up, collect, compress," freq. of L. coactare "constrain," from coactus pp. of cogere "to collect" (see
cogent). Sense extended by 1830s to "anything stored in a hiding place."
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Science Dictionary
cache   (kāsh)  Pronunciation Key 
An area of computer memory devoted to the high-speed retrieval of frequently used or requested data.
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