follow Dictionary.com

What does Boxing Day have to do with boxing?

cache

[kash] /kæʃ/
noun
1.
a hiding place, especially one in the ground, for ammunition, food, treasures, etc.:
She hid her jewelry in a little cache in the cellar.
2.
anything so hidden:
The enemy never found our cache of food.
3.
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.
4.
to put in a cache; conceal; hide.
Origin
1585-1595
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
Can be confused
cache, cachet, cash.
Synonyms
2. hoard, stockpile, reserve, store. 4. secrete.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for caches

cache

/kæʃ/
noun
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
verb
4.
(transitive) to store in a cache
Word Origin
C19: from French, from cacher to hide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for caches

cache

n.

1797, "hiding place," from French Canadian trappers' slang, "hiding place for stores" (1660s), a back-formation from French cacher "to hide, conceal" (13c., Old French cachier), from Vulgar Latin *coacticare "store up, collect, compress," frequentative of Latin coactare "constrain," from coactus, past participle of cogere "to collect" (see cogent). Sense extended by 1830s to "anything stored in a hiding place."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
caches in Science
cache
  (kāsh)   
An area of computer memory devoted to the high-speed retrieval of frequently used or requested data.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cache

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for caches

13
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for caches