Definition of Cache

1. Noun. A hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons).

Generic synonyms: Storage Space

2. Verb. Save up as for future use. "They cache the money in the closet"
Exact synonyms: Hive Up, Hoard, Lay Away, Squirrel Away, Stash
Generic synonyms: Lay Aside, Save, Save Up
Derivative terms: Hoard, Hoarder, Stash

3. Noun. A secret store of valuables or money.
Exact synonyms: Hoard, Stash
Generic synonyms: Fund, Stock, Store
Derivative terms: Hoard, Stash

4. 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.
Exact synonyms: Memory Cache
Generic synonyms: Buffer, Buffer Storage, Buffer Store
Specialized synonyms: Disk Cache
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

Definition of Cache

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

Definition of Cache

1. Noun. A store of things that may be required in the future, which can be retrieved rapidly, protected or hidden in some way. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A fast temporary storage where recently- or frequently-used information is stored to avoid having to reload it from a slower storage medium. ¹

3. Noun. (context: geocaching) A container containing treasure in a global treasure-hunt game. ¹

4. Verb. To place in a cache. ¹

5. Verb. (context: 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 ¹

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Definition of Cache

1. to store in a hiding place [v CACHED, CACHING, CACHES]

Medical Definition of Cache

1. An obsolete device consisting of a lead cone covered with several layers of paper, having a mica window at the bottom, used as an applicator in radiotherapy, the radium or other radioactive substance being at the apex of the cone and filters being placed below as required. Origin: Fr. Hidden, covered (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cache

cacao bean
cacao moth
cacao oil
cacao tree
cache (current term)
cachectic diarrhoea
cachectic endocarditis
cachectic fever
cachectic oedema
cachectic pallor

Literary usage of Cache

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Secrets in Stone: Yokes, Hachas and Palmas from Southern Mesoamerica by Edwin M. Shook, Elayne Marquis (1996)
"It was in this mound, as it was being leveled in 1978 to clear the roadways, that the great cache of yokes and jades was discovered. ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"From Ashcroft, take the road north out of town, and that will lead you out of the forest and the canyon to the town of cache Creek. cache Creek cache Creek, ..."

3. The Civil War in Song and Story: 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"Early in the morning I encamped at the junction of the Bayou cache Freemasonry ... He was found, placed and cache River, whore his progress was delayed by a ..."

4. Indian Village Site and Cemetery Near Madisonville, Ohio by Earnest Albert Hooton, Charles Clark Willoughby (1920)
"Burials disturbed by the digging of cache-pits are not infrequently ... Burials in cache-pits. In rare instances bodies were buried in the cache-pits. ..."

5. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving, Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1895)
"As the horses were too heavily laden to travel fast, a cache was digged as promptly as possible, to receive all superfluous ..."

6. Archeological Explorations in Northeastern Arizona by Alfred Vincent Kidder, Samuel James Guernsey (1919)
"CAVE I cache The inclusion of this material in the section on ceremonial objects is open to question. The careful burial of such a heterogeneous collection ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1894)
"The Wille cache (123) consisted of two celts and about one hundred and ... This cache was found in a small marsh hole or periodical pond near the north bank ..."

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