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cache

 (kăsh)
n.
1.
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 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; see cogent.]

cache

(kæʃ)
n
1. a hidden store of provisions, weapons, treasure, etc
2. the place where such a store is hidden
3. (Computer Science) computing a small high-speed memory that improves computer performance
vb
4. (tr) to store in a cache
5. (Computer Science) (tr) to store in a cache
[C19: from French, from cacher to hide]

cache

(kæʃ)

n., v. cached, cach•ing. n.
1. a hiding place for ammunition, food, treasures, etc.
2. anything hidden in a cache.
3. a piece of computer hardware or a section of RAM dedicated to selectively storing and speeding access to frequently used program commands or data.
v.t.
4. to hide in a cache.
[1585–95; < French, n. derivative of cacher to hide < Vulgar Latin *coācticāre to stow away, orig. to pack together]

cache

In evasion and recovery operations, source of subsistence and supplies, typically containing items such as food, water, medical items, and/or communications equipment, packaged to prevent damage from exposure and hidden in isolated locations by such methods as burial, concealment, and/or submersion, to support evaders in current or future operations. See also concealment; evader; evasion; evasion and recovery; recovery; recovery operations.

Cache

 a hiding place, hence, the items hidden; the stores of provisions hidden by travellers or explorers on their journeys.
Examples: cache of green boughs, 1866; of jewels; of meat, 1865; of a barrel of pork, 1842; of provisions; of silver, 1860; of treasure.

cache


Past participle: cached
Gerund: caching

Imperative
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Present
I cache
you cache
he/she/it caches
we cache
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Preterite
I cached
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Present Continuous
I am caching
you are caching
he/she/it is caching
we are caching
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Present Perfect
I have cached
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we have cached
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Past Continuous
I was caching
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Past Perfect
I had cached
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Future
I will cache
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Future Perfect
I will have cached
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Future Continuous
I will be caching
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caching
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caching
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Conditional
I would cache
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Past Conditional
I would have cached
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cache

A temporary storage area in a computer’s memory.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cache - a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)cache - a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
2.cache - a secret store of valuables or moneycache - a secret store of valuables or money
fund, store, stock - a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
3.cache - (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updatedcache - (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
buffer storage, buffer store, buffer - (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
disk cache - a cache that stores copies of frequently used disk sectors in random access memory (RAM) so they can be read without accessing the slower disk
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Verb1.cache - save up as for future use
lay aside, save up, save - accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary"

cache

noun store, fund, supply, reserve, treasury, accumulation, stockpile, hoard, stash (informal) A cache of weapons and explosives was found by the police.

cache

noun
A supply stored or hidden for future use:
Slang: stash.
verb
To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: plant, stash.
Translations

cache

[kæʃ]
A. N
1. (= stores) → víveres mpl escondidos; [of contraband, arms, explosives] → alijo m
2. (Comput) = cache memory
B. VT (= hide) → esconder, ocultar; (= hoard) → acumular
C. CPD cache memory N (Comput) → (memoria f) cache m or f

cache

[ˈkæʃ] n
[arms, explosives] → cache f
a cache of food → un dépôt secret de provisionscache memory n (COMPUTING)mémoire f tampon

cache

n
Versteck nt, → geheimes (Waffen-/Proviant)lager
(Comput: also cache memory) → Zwischenspeicher m, → Cachespeicher m
vtverstecken

cache

[kæʃ] n (of arms, food) → deposito segreto
References in classic literature ?
His spear and bow and arrows were cumbersome and he usually kept one or all of them hidden away in a private cache.
A cache is a term common among traders and hunters, to designate a hiding-place for provisions and effects.
Hunt now set to work with all diligence, to prepare caches, in which to deposit the baggage and merchandise, of which it would be necessary to disburden themselves, preparatory to their weary march by land: and here we shall give a brief description of those contrivances, so noted in the wilderness.
Here I dragged up the dugout, hiding it well within the vegetation, and with some loose rocks built a cairn upon the beach to mark my cache.
Fifty-pound sacks of flour were brought in from MacDonald's cache.
I wish we had just about two of them cartridges that's layin' in that cache of ourn," said the second man.
From a cache behind a hollow rotting log my companion brought out a variety of things,--a fifty-pound sack of flour, tinned foods of all sorts, cooking utensils, blankets, a canvas tarpaulin, books and writing material, a great bundle of letters, a five-gallon can of kerosene, an oil stove, and, last and most important, a large coil of stout rope.
And Bill Ping and me used to rope grizzlies out of the underbrush of Cache Slough in the Sacramento Valley.
And when my father was a young man, somewhere up north of Sacramento, in a creek called Cache Slough, the tules was full of grizzliest He used to go in an' shoot 'em.
Plans for the winter Salmon River Abundance of salmon west of the mountains New arrangements Caches Cerre's detachment Movements in Fontenelle's camp Departure of the Blackfeet Their fortunes Wind Mountain streams Buckeye, the Delaware hunter, and the grizzly bear Bones of murdered travellers Visit to Pierre's Hole Traces of the battle Nez Perce Indians Arrival at Salmon River
Thus Tarzan blazed the forest trails and marked his caches.
He could tell you of the vanished estate of Sir Peter Bone, long since cut up for building, and how that magnate ruled the country-side when it was country-side, of shooting and hunting, and of caches along the high road, of how "where the gas-works is" was a cricket-field, and of the coming of the Crystal Palace.