Cache Definition

kăsh
cached, cacheing, caches, caching
noun
caches
A place in which stores of food, supplies, etc. are hidden, as by explorers or trappers.
Webster's New World
An amount of goods or valuables, especially when kept in a concealed or hard-to-reach place.
Maintained a cache of food in case of emergencies.
American Heritage
A safe place for hiding or storing things.
Webster's New World
Anything stored or hidden in such a place.
Webster's New World
A fast storage buffer in the central processing unit of a computer.
American Heritage
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verb
To hide or store in a cache.
Webster's New World

(Marijuana smoking) For the herb in a bowl to be entirely burnt to ashes and therefore having become empty, gone, or useless for further smoking.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Cache

Noun

Singular:
cache
Plural:
caches

Origin of Cache

  • French from cacher to hide from Old French to press, hide from Vulgar Latin coācticāre to store, pack together frequentative of Latin coāctāre to constrain from coāctus past participle of cōgere to force cogent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French cache (as used by French Canadian trappers to mean "hiding place for stores"), from the verb cacher.

    From Wiktionary

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