- 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.
- Computers. a temporary storage space or memory that allows fast access to data: Web browser cache; CPU cache.
- Alaska and Northern Canada. a small shed elevated on poles above the reach of animals and used for storing food, equipment, etc.
- to put in a cache; conceal; hide.
Origin of cache
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Examples from the Web for cache
Ultimately they would go ahead along with the Washington Post and publish a host of revelations from the Snowden cache.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
The first cache of photos landed online in late August, and celebs Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and others were targeted.'The Fappening 2': Amber Heard, Rihanna, and More Celebs Targeted in Latest Nude Hacking Spree
September 22, 2014
Within the temple, they found a cache of treasure hoarded for centuries.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again
July 24, 2014
The weapons added to the cache used by the Jewish fighters in the Warsaw Uprising of April and May 1943.The Week in Death: Irving Milchberg, the Teenage Gunrunner of the Warsaw Ghetto
March 1, 2014
As part of the cache of documents, Medsger received an F.B.I. routing slip with a mysterious word on it—COINTELPRO.The FBI File Heist That Changed History
Bonnie Bertram, Drew Magratten
January 7, 2014
We opened the cache and changed our very travel-stained garments.
Visual concealment is unnecessary, because in the North Country a cache is sacred.
In the meantime our present work must be to endeavor to locate their cache.
He must get to the cache with the liquor, and trust to the luck of the reckless to get away.
It is the cache of ammunition with which to save the peon and Indian slave,––you know that!The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
- 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
- (tr) to store in a cache
Word Origin and History for cache
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."
- An area of computer memory devoted to the high-speed retrieval of frequently used or requested data.