Definition of geocache in US English:



  • (in the activity or pastime of geocaching) an item, typically a container holding a number of other items, that has been hidden at a location whose coordinates have been posted on the Internet.

    ‘for the next ten hours we would be battling through mud and flash floods to find over 100 geocaches on foot’
    • ‘Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.’
    • ‘In 2005 a nearby police department utilized the bomb squad for a suspicious item later determined to be a geocache.’
    • ‘Geocaches are often placed near museums, historical locations, and other places worth visiting, and that's fine as long as the person placing the cache is not affiliated with any related business.’
    • ‘The problem is that if you create a geocache that requires special tools to find, those who don't have those tools will immediately start whining about it.’
    • ‘For the next ten hours we would be battling through mud and flash floods over 20 miles to find over 100 geocaches on foot.’
    • ‘When out geocaching in a group I usually like to put into my logs who found each geocache.’
    • ‘Although injury has stopped me from doing it recently, I can often go out for a day and find 80 or more geocaches.’
    • ‘This easy-to-use GPS system instantly shows close by geocaches whenever it is switched on.’
    • ‘The geocaches can be all shapes and sizes, hidden anywhere, and filled with just about anything.’
    • ‘Within 30 minutes of walking we arrived at the spot where our first geocache was located.’


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  • Participate in the activity or pastime of geocaching.

    ‘a serious leg injury has meant I've been unable to geocache for a couple of months’
    • ‘I tend to like circuits, a circular walk that ends up back at the car, but the principles are the same if you like a series that starts at A and finishes at B, intend to geocache by car or by foot.’
    • ‘Bring the family and enjoy a woodland hike, discover pond life, play some family-friendly games, learn how to geocache and more.’
    • ‘I have been geocaching for 10 + years but never made a cache of my own.’
    • ‘You've successfully learned how to geocache.’
    • ‘Whilst some are happy to casually geocache with a smartphone, those of us who are a little more 'dedicated' treat the selection of a new GPSr with the utmost of care.’
    • ‘Learning traditional navigation skills backs up the electronic gear and allows you to navigate and geocache more efficiently.’
    • ‘Does anyone else here geocache?’
    • ‘'I don't know exactly how a GPS works, but I know that it does,' said Ortiz, who geocaches by herself on business trips.’