Origin of apacheFr, literally , Apache: first used of Parisian thieves (1902) by Victor Moris, French journalist
- pl. Apach′es or Apach′e a member of a group of North American Indian peoples of the SW U.S. and N Mexico
- any of several Athabaskan languages and dialects spoken by these peoples
Origin of ApacheAmSp, probably ; from Yavapai (a Yuman language) uncertain or unknown; perhaps ?pá??, people
Origin of apacheFrench apache, Apache, ruffian, from English Apache.
nounpl. Apache or A·pach·es
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting the southwest United States and northern Mexico. Various Apache tribes offered strong resistance to encroachment on their territory in the latter half of the 19th century. Present-day Apache populations are located in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
- Any of the Apachean languages of the Apache.
Origin of ApacheAmerican Spanish, probably from Zuni &qnodot;aapaču, pl. of paču, Navajo.
- Alternative capitalization of Apache, a Parisian gangster.
From French apache
apache - Computer Definition
(1) A very popular open source, Unix-based Web server from the Apache Software Foundation (www.apache.org). There are versions for all popular Unix flavors, as well as Windows, and it is considered the most widely used HTTP server on the Internet. Developed by a large group of volunteers, Apache was originally based on Version 1.3 of the HTTPd (HTTP daemon) server from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). First released in 1995, its name was coined after the Native American Apache tribe for their legendary endurance. Because there were many "patch" files added to the original body of code, "a patchy server" was also coined as a pun on the name. The Apache Web server is only one of many products of the Apache Software Foundation, which manages ongoing projects in every aspect of open source computing.
(2) A PowerPC CPU from IBM optimized for commercial processing.