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Meaning of DEPOSIT

Pronunciation:  di'pâzit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of putting something somewhere
  2. [n]  a facility where things can be deposited for safekeeping
  3. [n]  a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met
  4. [n]  matter deposited by some natural process
  5. [n]  the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
  6. [n]  money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use; "his deposit was refunded when he returned the car"
  7. [n]  a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later
  8. [n]  money deposited in a bank
  9. [n]  the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
  10. [v]  fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
  11. [v]  put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
  12. [v]  put into a bank account

DEPOSIT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: alluviation, bank, bank deposit, deposition, deposition, depository, down payment, lodge, posit, repository, sediment, sedimentation, situate, stick, wedge
 Antonyms: dislodge, draw, draw off, free, take out, withdraw
 See Also: accretion, accumulation, alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvion, alluvium, archive, archives, bank, bank building, buildup, bury, demand deposit, depository library, depot, dregs, drop, electrodeposition, entrepot, evaporite, extend, facility, fasten, fix, fund, geological phenomenon, give, grounds, guarantee, installation, jut, jut out, lay, lees, library, lick, load, lode, lost-and-found, margin, matter, monetary fund, museum, payment, pigmentation, place, poke out, pose, position, project, protrude, put, reach out, redeposit, redeposit, redeposition, repertory, repositing, reposition, salt lick, secure, security, security deposit, sediment, set, settlings, sperm bank, stick out, storage, storage, storage space, store, storehouse, substance, superposition, surety, treasury, warehousing, warrant, warrantee, warranty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*pos"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deposited}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Depositing}.] [L. depositus, p. p. of deponere. See
    {Depone}, and cf. {Deposit}, n.]
    1. To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down
       (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the
       sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
             The fear is deposited in conscience.  --Jer. Taylor.
    2. To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store;
       as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
    3. To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit
       to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a
       bank, as a sum of money subject to order.
    4. To lay aside; to rid one's self of. [Obs.]
             If what is written prove useful to you, to the
             depositing that which I can not but deem an error.
    Note: Both this verb and the noun following were formerly
          written {deposite}.
  2. \De*pos"it\, n. [L. depositum, fr. depositus, p. p. of
    deponere: cf. F. d['e]p[^o]t, OF. depost. See {Deposit}, v.
    t., and cf. {Depot}.]
    1. That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a
       deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a
       solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or
       that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel,
       etc., deposits of a river).
             The deposit already formed affording to the
             succeeding portion of the charged fluid a basis.
    2. (Mining) A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under
       the conditions to invite exploitation. --Raymond.
    3. That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for
       safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another;
       esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to
       order; anything given as pledge or security.
    4. (Law)
       (a) A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously
           for the bailor.
       (b) Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for
           the performance of a duty assumed by the person
    5. A place of deposit; a depository. [R.]
    {Bank of deposit}. See under {Bank}.
    {In deposit}, or {On deposit}, in trust or safe keeping as a
       deposit; as, coins were received on deposit.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An earth mass of particles settled or stranded from moving water or wind.
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