(noun) a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)

cache, memory cache

(noun) (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics

hoard, cache, stash

(noun) a secret store of valuables or money

hoard, stash, cache, lay away, hive up, squirrel away

(verb) save up as for future use

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


cache (plural caches)

A store of things that may be required in the future, which can be retrieved rapidly, protected or hidden in some way.

(computing) A fast temporary storage where recently or frequently used information is stored to avoid having to reload it from a slower storage medium.

(geocaching) A container containing treasure in a global treasure-hunt game.

Usage notes

Sometimes confused with cachet.


• browser cache

• template cache


cache (third-person singular simple present caches, present participle caching, simple past and past participle cached)

To place in a cache.

Etymology 2


cache (plural caches)

Misspelling of cachet.


• Chace, chace

Source: Wiktionary

Cache, n. Etym: [F., a hiding place, fr. cacher to conceal, to hide.]

Definition: A hole in the ground, or hiding place, for concealing and preserving provisions which it is inconvenient to carry. Kane.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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