- to place for safekeeping or in trust, especially in a bank account: He deposited his paycheck every Friday.
- to give as security or in part payment.
- to deliver and leave (an item): Please deposit your returned books with the librarian.
- to insert (a coin) in a coin-operated device: Deposit a quarter and push the button.
- to put, place, or set down, especially carefully or exactly: She deposited the baby in the crib.
- to lay or throw down by a natural process; precipitate: The river deposited soil at its mouth.
- to be placed, inserted, precipitated, left for safekeeping, given as security or in partial payment, etc.
- money placed in a bank account or an instance of placing money in a bank account.
- anything given as security or in part payment: The boy returned the bottle and got his five-cent deposit back. They made a deposit on the house and signed a ten-year mortgage.
- anything laid away or entrusted to another for safekeeping: A large deposit of jewels was stolen from the hotel safe.
- a place for safekeeping; depository.
- something precipitated, delivered and left, or thrown down, as by a natural process: a deposit of soil.
- the natural sediment of wine in a bottle.
- a coating of metal deposited on something, usually by an electric current.
- a natural accumulation or occurrence, especially of oil or ore: a mountain range with many rich deposits of gold.
Origin of deposit
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Examples from the Web for deposited
That makes it a reliable way to measure how much oxygen was in the atmosphere when the minerals were deposited.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.
Matthew R. Francis
November 2, 2014
The bus from Yangon deposited us at our destination in the dark and cold early hours when most people are still asleep.A Little Too Off the Beaten Path in Burma
June 2, 2014
The crooks would then employ their mouths to suck out the tokens people had deposited.My Patrol With the NYPD’s Bill Bratton
March 14, 2014
Ultimately, he was deposited on Sixth Avenue by two News Corp. security guards.Joe Muto, ‘the Fox Mole,’ on His New Book, ‘An Atheist in the Foxhole’
June 10, 2013
And the ground coffee is deposited in a little cup which pulls out and dumps neatly into your coffeemaker.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
Wearied, he deposited himself sulkily in an armchair by the hearth.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Secrets of this description are death to those with whom they are deposited.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Let a copy of every other edition ever printed be procured and deposited.A Dish Of Orts
Here he had deposited his travelling chest in the house of a relative.The Letters of Robert Burns
That week the first five dollars toward it was deposited with the General.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
- to put or set down, esp carefully or in a proper place; place
- to entrust for safekeeping; consign
- to place (money) in a bank or similar institution in order to earn interest or for safekeeping
- to give (money) in part payment or as security
- to lay down naturally; cause to settlethe river deposits silt
- an instance of entrusting money or valuables to a bank or similar institution
- the money or valuables so entrusted
- money given in part payment or as security, as when goods are bought on hire-purchaseSee also down payment
- a consideration, esp money, given temporarily as security against loss of or damage to something borrowed or hired
- an accumulation of sediments, mineral ores, coal, etc
- any deposited material, such as a sediment or a precipitate that has settled out of solution
- a coating produced on a surface, esp a layer of metal formed by electrolysis
- a depository or storehouse
- on deposit payable as the first instalment, as when buying on hire-purchase
Word Origin and History for deposited
1620s, from Latin depositum, from deponere (see deposit (v.)). Geological sense is from 1781; monetary sense is from 1737.
- To lay down or leave behind by a natural process.
- To become deposited; settle.
- An accumulation of organic or inorganic material, such as a lipid, in a body tissue, structure, or fluid.
- A sediment or precipitate that has settled out of a solution.
- An accumulation or layer of solid material, either consolidated or unconsolidated, left or laid down by a natural process. Deposits include sediments left by water, wind, ice, gravity, volcanic activity, or other agents. A layer of coal formed over many years through the decomposition of plant material is also a deposit.