deposit

[dih-poz-it]

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be placed, inserted, precipitated, left for safekeeping, given as security or in partial payment, etc.

noun


Origin of deposit

1615–25; < Latin dēpositus laid down, past participle of dēpōnere; see depone
Related formspre·de·pos·it, noun, verbre·de·pos·it, verb, nounsub·de·pos·it, nounsu·per·de·pos·it, nounun·de·pos·it·ed, adjective

Synonyms for deposit

1. bank, save, store. 15. lode, vein, pocket.
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British Dictionary definitions for deposit

deposit

verb (tr)

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

noun

  1. an instance of entrusting money or valuables to a bank or similar institution
  2. 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 for deposit

C17: from Medieval Latin dēpositāre, from Latin dēpositus put down
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Word Origin and History for deposit
v.

1620s, from Latin depositus, past participle of deponere "lay aside, put down, deposit," also used of births and bets, from de- "away" (see de-) + ponere "to put" (see position). Related: Deposited; depositing.

n.

1620s, from Latin depositum, from deponere (see deposit (v.)). Geological sense is from 1781; monetary sense is from 1737.

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Medicine definitions for deposit

deposit

[dĭ-pŏzĭt]

v.

To lay down or leave behind by a natural process.
To become deposited; settle.

n.

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.
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Science definitions for deposit

deposit

[dĭ-pŏzĭt]

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.
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