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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Computing Dictionary

caching definition


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Example sentences
These paid versions offer page caching, image saving, and unlimited annotations.
However, leopards do not exhibit the arduous practice of caching everywhere.
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.
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