(1)   A hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
(2)   (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
(3)   A secret store of valuables or money


(4)   Save up as for future use


  1. A store of things that will be required in future, and can be retrieved rapidly. A cache may, or may not, be hidden.
    Members of the 29-man Discovery team laid down food caches to allow the polar team to travel light, hopping from food cache to food cache on their return journey.
  2. A fast temporary storage where most recent or most frequent values are stored to avoid having to reload from a slower storage medium.
  3. 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.
  4. A container containing treasure in a global treasure-hunt game.

Related terms


  1. First and third person singular of cacher
    je cache
    il/elle/on cache