Definition of geocaching in English:



mass noun
  • An activity or pastime in which an item, or a container holding a number of items, is hidden at a particular location for GPS users to find by means of coordinates posted on the Internet.

    • ‘It might not mean much to the bemused passers-by, but in the sport of geocaching this little baby represents treasure.’
    • ‘That's the first bit of geocaching I've done in ages and it was great.’
    • ‘In this instance I also had GPS unit in hand, taking my first faltering steps toward participating in geocaching.’
    • ‘Yesterday, my friend Alistair introduced me to geocaching - a treasure-hunt sort of game where people stash containers with goodies in them in odd locations, which you can only find with a GPS receiver and some skill.’
    • ‘Part scavenger hunt, part day hiking, and part map reading add up to a pretty good description of geocaching.’
    • ‘New to me is geocaching, a fairly new outdoor activity, becoming popular four years ago when the federal government unscrambled data streaming from the global satellite system.’
    • ‘I did quite a bit of geocaching today which mainly entailed being blown all over the place and getting soaking wet feet.’
    • ‘You'll find more trinkets than actual treasures at these sites, said the organization's founder, who got into geocaching about a year ago.’
    • ‘‘We consider geocaching to be incompatible with the wildlife refuge mission,’ he says.’
    • ‘Whilst I can't deny the fact that the GPS was a bit of a ‘comfort buy’, I wanted one to use for trying geocaching, a sort of modern day treasure hunt.’
    • ‘In the meantime we will be meeting up for the odd swim or walk or a bit of geocaching all of which will give us both some much needed exercise.’
    • ‘Anyone want to take bets on when the first article will come out that somehow describes geocaching as a dangerous ‘underground’ activity?’
    • ‘For a while, there was also an interest in geocaching, but there's a limited range of emotion you can express through a GPS and hiking boots.’
    • ‘Yestreday, in order to take advantage of the good weather, I decided to put in a bit of geocaching.’
    • ‘More than 50,000 of these peculiar prizes are stashed around the world by devotees of a high-tech treasure hunt called geocaching or GPS stashing.’
    • ‘It's a must-have for the new sport of geocaching - a high-tech treasure hunt in which you're given a latitude and longitude to help you find a hidden stash.’
    • ‘They are taking part in a sport called geocaching, which is played around the world by a small number of enthusiasts, via the Internet.’
    • ‘The rules of geocaching are very simple.’
    • ‘As an outdoor activity, then the pursuit of the moment is geocaching.’
    • ‘The testament this represents to the pervasiveness of geocaching is best understood when one considers that this tiny rural town is an hour away from the closest highway.’


Early 21st century: from geo- + cache.