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CACHE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cache mean? 

CACHE (noun)
  The noun CACHE has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CACHE used as a noun is uncommon.


CACHE (verb)
  The verb CACHE has 1 sense:

1. save up as for future use

  Familiarity information: CACHE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CACHE (noun)


Sense 1cache [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cache" is a kind of...):

storage space (the area in any structure that provides space for storage)


Sense 2cache [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A secret store of valuables or money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

hoard; stash; cache

Hypernyms ("cache" is a kind of...):

fund; stock; store (a supply of something available for future use)


Sense 3cache [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

memory cache; cache

Hypernyms ("cache" is a kind of...):

buffer; buffer storage; buffer store ((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)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cache"):

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)


CACHE (verb)


Sense 1cache [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Save up as for future use

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

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

Hypernyms (to "cache" is one way to...):

lay aside; save; save up (feather one's nest; have a nest egg)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They cache the money in the closet


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