a. 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.
b. The concealed or hard-to-reach place used for storing a cache.
2. A fast storage buffer in the central processing unit of a computer. Also called cache memory.
tr.v. cached, cach·ing, cach·es
To hide or store in a cache. See Synonyms at hide1.
[French, from Middle French, from cacher, to hide, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *coācticāre, to store, pack together, frequentative of Latin coāctāre, to constrain, frequentative of cōgere, coāct-, to force; see COGENT.]
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