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[kash] /kæʃ/
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.
Origin of cache
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.
2. hoard, stockpile, reserve, store. 4. secrete. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for caching
  • These paid versions offer page caching, image saving, and unlimited annotations.
  • However, leopards do not exhibit the arduous practice of caching everywhere.
  • For both reindeer and rock ptarmigan, caching extra energy means one thing: fattening up.
  • He moves from one spot to another, caching food in strategic locations.
  • By reducing the amount of computation done on board the device, caching speeds things up and saves battery life in the process.
  • Newer and niftier caching methods can store vastly more information, and bake it into the browser for good.
  • Other companies have also realized that better caching can speed up mobile browsing.
  • If you're a hip and happening outdoor resort these days, you offer geo-caching.
  • These techniques include caching less data, using less capacity, and sizing the video more appropriately for the device.
  • Server caching can speed dynamic pages to near-static speeds.
British Dictionary definitions for caching


a hidden store of provisions, weapons, treasure, etc
the place where such a store is hidden
(computing) a small high-speed memory that improves computer performance
(transitive) to store in a cache
Word Origin
C19: from French, from cacher to hide
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Word Origin and History for caching



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
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caching in Science
An area of computer memory devoted to the high-speed retrieval of frequently used or requested data.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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caching in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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