An excuse to go outside and travel, combined with the fun of a hunt, and the sociability that results from meeting other Geocachers. Given a bad name by people who don't think out their placements -- a good cache should have both permission from the land owner and a reason for being there besides the cache itself.
Geocaching is pretty feckin' awesome if you do it right.
by crtrue March 21, 2007
A sport in which the participants
1) Loiter suspiciously in public places that lack adequate security
2) Hide an unknown package in a high-traffic area
3) Brag about it at www.geocaching.com
4) Dare others to go find and open the package.
"Sorry I missed the wedding, but I did rack up 10 more geocaching finds!"
by timecube June 16, 2004
A great game where people hide boxes (or caches) of goodies all over thw world and register the geographic coordinates on www.geocaching.com. Using a GPS unit, users are then able to go hunting for these boxes and record in the journal, take or leave items for others, and/or transfer a Travel Bug to another location.
The coordinates are off! Those retarded geocaching buttholes...
by TimUSCA September 28, 2003
using multi billion dollar military defense satellites to find tupperware in the woods
high tech treasure hunt made possible by extensive military spending and minimal spending on the players part... they build a satellite and launch it in to space, i buy a piece of plastic from walmart and make it a geocache by just hiding it
by gaching master November 14, 2008
Destination point, usually a container with small objects and/or toys, for a GPS based orienteering sport/hobby called "Geocaching" after the web site of the same name. Participants hide containers (or sometimes objects, clues, or virtual objects) and publish GPS coordinates and hints on the Gecaching web site. Others seek the geocache as a form of recreation and may exchange items for those in the geocache, as well as reporting (online) the success or failure of their search.
When we travel to another city, we often will bring a GPS unit and search out a local geocache as a way of becoming more familiar with the area.
by Mark Luscher June 3, 2005
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is like a high-tech scavenger hunt, made possible by Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Internet. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Defense for military applications, GPS technology has been free and available since the mid-1980s. Although many people use GPS receivers to aid in navagaition, the systems also have recreational uses, such as recording locations of caves, hiking trails, and favorite fishing spots. TEXT USED BY HOOAH! CATALOGE FROM NATIONAL GUARD.
by National Guard April 7, 2008
a way to use multibilion system for finding plastic boxes in the forest
What do you mean, no signal? Screw whole geocaching, let's go home.
by MarvGuy March 29, 2010