verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deposited

Contemporary Examples of deposited

Historical Examples of deposited

  • 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

    George MacDonald

  • Here he had deposited his travelling chest in the house of a relative.

  • That week the first five dollars toward it was deposited with the General.

British Dictionary definitions for deposited


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


  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 deposited



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



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

deposited in Medicine




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.
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deposited in Science



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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