Meaning of CACHE in English

CACHE

/kash/ , n. , v. , cached, caching .

n.

1. a hiding place, esp. 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.

v.t.

4. to put in a cache; conceal; hide.

[ 1585-95; cacher to hide coacticare to stow away, orig. to pack together, equiv. to L coact ( us ) collected (ptp. of cogere; see COACTIVE) + -ica- formative v. suffix + -re inf. ending ]

Syn. 2. hoard, stockpile, reserve, store. 4. secrete.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .