Meaning of CACHE in English


I. cache 1 /kæʃ/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1700-1800 ; Language: French ; Origin: cacher 'to press, hide' , from Vulgar Latin coacticare 'to press together' ]

1 . a number of things that have been hidden, especially weapons, or the place where they have been hidden

cache of

a cache of explosives

a large arms cache

2 . technical a special part of a computer’s memory that helps it work faster by storing information for a short time:

cache memory

II. cache 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

1 . to hide something in a secret place, especially weapons

2 . technical to store information in a computer’s memory for a short time

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.