- a railroad station.
- a bus station.
- a place in which supplies and materials are stored for distribution.
- (formerly) a place where recruits are assembled for classification, initial training, and assignment to active units.
- a storehouse or warehouse, as a building where freight is deposited.
- Physiology. a place where body products not actively involved in metabolic processes are accumulated, deposited, or stored.
Origin of depot
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Examples from the Web for depot
This was the one-room studio in Mill Valley, California near The Depot.Don Carpenter Was a Novelist Both Lacerating and Forgiving
Louis B. Jones
July 14, 2014
The sessions were well received, and before long they were executed on a larger scale with every recruit company in the Depot.A Proactive New Response to the Service-Member Suicide Crisis
November 14, 2012
He is to be taken to the depot, to go to Virginia in the first train.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
And if—if anybody asks for me, I'll most likely be down to the depot, with Mr. Duncan.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
This time Hathelin had not the honour of the Bastille; he was sent to some depot.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
The depot master, who was on hand to help with the trunk, grinned broadly.
The "depot hill" is not as high as Whittaker's Hill, but the view is almost as extensive.
- a storehouse or warehouse
- a store for supplies
- a training and holding centre for recruits and replacements
- mainly British a building used for the storage and servicing of buses or railway engines
- US and Canadian
- a bus or railway station
- (as modifier)a depot manager
- (of a drug or drug dose) designed for gradual release from the site of an injection so as to act over a long period
Word Origin and History for depot
1795, "warehouse," from French dépôt "a deposit, place of deposit," from Old French depost "a deposit or pledge," from Latin depositum "a deposit," noun use of neuter past participle of deponere "lay aside" (see deposit (v.)). Military sense is from 1798; meaning "railway station" is first recorded 1842, American English.