geo·​cach·​ing | \ ˈjē-ō-ˌka-shiŋ How to pronounce geocaching (audio) \

Definition of geocaching

: a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

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Other Words from geocaching

geocacher \ ˈjē-​ō-​ˌka-​shər How to pronounce geocaching (audio) \ noun

Examples of geocaching in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Activities such as geocaching and cornhole can still be played outdoors in the winter if everyone dresses in warm layers. Matt Villano, CNN, 16 Dec. 2020 Outdoor adventures, like hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding and geocaching, as well as ogling the massive canyon, have begun to draw out-of-towners. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2020 Now the city is getting into the geocaching craze, a craze that got its start on May 3, 2000 in Oregon. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 4 Sep. 2020 Campers can explore the area through scavenger hunts, geocaching, hiking and taking part in a daily photo challenge. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, 16 June 2020 Outdoor activities are still permitted, including bicycling, birding, boating, fishing, geocaching, hiking and hunting. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, 15 May 2020 The geocaching crowd is generally a friendly, active community that enjoys collaborating, mentoring, and meeting up. Paige Triola, Popular Mechanics, 26 Oct. 2019 The four bulb colors are easy to cycle through, making the Icon useful for almost any activity from reading and midnight geocaching to search-and-rescue and hunting. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 30 Aug. 2019 For the modern-day treasure hunter, there’s geocaching. Paige Triola, Popular Mechanics, 26 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of geocaching

2000, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of geocaching was in 2000

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“Geocaching.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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geo·​cach·​ing | \ ˈjē-ō-ˌka-shiŋ \

Kids Definition of geocaching

: a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device


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