Meaning of CACHE in English


I. ˈkash, -aa-, -ai- noun

( -s )

Etymology: French, hiding place, from cacher to hide, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin coacticare to press together, from Latin coactare to compel, from coactus, past participle of cogere to drive together, compel — more at cogent


a. : a hiding place ; especially : one used by settlers, explorers, or campers for concealing and preserving provisions or implements

b. : a secure place of storage


a. : something that is hidden or stored in a cache

b. : a group of artifacts occurring alone or with a burial


a. : the hibernation place of a group of insects (as a hole in the ground)

b. : the mass of insects hibernating in such a place

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to place in a cache : place or store in safety or concealment

cache camp supplies by a lake

coins cached in a teapot

Synonyms: see conceal

III. noun

or cache memory

: a computer memory with a very short access time used for storage of frequently used instructions or data

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