geo·​cach·​ing ˈjē-ō-ˌka-shiŋ How to pronounce geocaching (audio)
: a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device
geocacher noun

Examples of geocaching in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 20th anniversary festivities include border collie demonstrations, cane pole fishing, canoeing and kayaking, face painting, geocaching, wagon rides, lead-line horse rides and vendor exhibits. Charlotte Observer, 16 Apr. 2015 Some of the activities and things to do at more than the 50,000 acres of park space countywide are fishing, hiking, horse riding, picnicking, geocaching and more. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2023 Camping, canoeing, fishing, mini golf, and geocaching are also available. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 3 June 2023 Located in Roscommon County, the Houghton Lake area offers a variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, hiking and geocaching. Mika Travis, Detroit Free Press, 25 July 2023 For more fun, spend time in the park geocaching, fishing, or viewing the abundant wildlife. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, 18 July 2023 The property is an outdoor adventurer's dream, with on-site activities including hiking, archery, mountain biking, geocaching, fishing, horseback riding, and more. Jalyn Robinson, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2023 More than 30 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails are available, along with birding, geocaching, and glamping. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 3 June 2023 Amenities and activities at Monee Reservoir, which is open from 6 a.m.-sunset through October, include boating with rowboats and pedal boats for rent to use on the lake through Oct. 31, canoeing or kayaking with rentals available through Sept. 30, fishing, geocaching, picnicking and trails. Jessi Virtusio,, 6 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

2000, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geocaching was in 2000

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“Geocaching.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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geo·​cach·​ing ˈjē-ō-ˌka-shiŋ How to pronounce geocaching (audio)
: a game in which players use a GPS device to search for a cache of items hidden at given geographical coordinates
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