Definitions for cachetkæˈʃeɪ, ˈkæʃ eɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•chetkæˈʃeɪ, ˈkæʃ eɪ(n.)

  1. an official seal, as on a letter or document.

    Category: Western History

  2. an official sign of approval.

  3. superior status; prestige:

    a job with a certain cachet.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. a distinguishing mark or feature.

  5. a hollow wafer for enclosing an ill-tasting medicine.

    Category: Pharmacology

  6. a design or other device drawn or printed on an envelope for philatelic purposes, as for a first-day cover.

    Category: Philately

Origin of cachet:

1630–40; < F: lit., something compressed to a small size

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cachet, seal, seal of approval(noun)

    an indication of approved or superior status

  2. cachet, lettre de cachet(noun)

    a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal

  3. cachet(noun)

    a seal on a letter


  1. cachet(Noun)

    A special characteristic or quality.

    I remember when this diner was a quiet hangout, but lately it seems to be losing its cachet.

  2. cachet(Noun)

    A seal, as of a letter.

  3. Origin: From cachet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cachet(noun)

    a seal, as of a letter


  1. Cachet

    In philately, a cachet is a printed or stamped design or inscription, other than a cancellation or pre-printed postage, on an envelope, postcard, or postal card to commemorate a postal or philatelic event. There are official and private cachets. They commemorate everything from the first flight on a particular route, to the Super Bowl. Cachets are also frequently made, either by private companies or a government, for first day of issue stamp events or "second-day" stamp events. They are often present on event covers. The first cacheted FDC was produced by prominent philatelist and cachet maker George Ward Linn in 1923, for the Harding Memorial stamp issue. Cachet-making is considered an art form, and cachets may be produced by using any number of methods, including drawing or painting directly onto the envelope, serigraphy, block printing, lithography, engraving, laser printing, attachment of photographs or other paper memorabilia, etc. Frequently flight cachets are rubber-stamped. The largest and best-known cachet-making companies, which typically produce thousands or tens of thousands of printed cachets for U.S. stamp issues, are Artcraft, Artmaster, Fleetwood, House of Farnam, and Colorano.

Translations for cachet

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a piece of wax etc used to seal a parcel etc.

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