- 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.
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Origin of depot
OTHER WORDS FROM depotsub·de·pot, noun
Words nearby depot
Example sentences from the Web for depot
Mice, for example, have depots of it between their shoulder blades.Gene editing can alter body fat and may fight diabetes|Silke Schmidt|October 23, 2020|Science News For Students
This means more fat will be stored in the less safe visceral depots.
It’s thought that different visceral and subcutaneous fat depots develop from different precursor cells – cells that can become fat cells.
The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Water Board, which regulates local water quality, charged gasoline giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners with cleanup after the company bought the fuel depot in 1998.Pursuing Independent Water Sources, San Diego Ignores One Beneath Its Feet|MacKenzie Elmer|September 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Only a few years earlier, it had pushed the Navy to create a coal depot here.Fire on the Bay: 115 Years Ago This Month, a Deadly Explosion Rocked a Navy Ship|Randy Dotinga|July 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
If you think of her in retail terms, Hillary is Costco, Wal-Mart, and Home Depot all rolled into one mega-mega-mega-store.Wake Up, Republicans: Hillary Clinton’s Machine Can Crush You|Myra Adams|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Georgia, MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlantic Rapid Transit Authority) built a huge solar canopy at its bus depot in Decatur.
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|DAILY BEAST
Camera pans toward window, and we see it, shining like a glorious traffic cone: The Home Depot.Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden|Kelly Williams Brown|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There's a little railroad depot known quite well By all the people Called Zhankoye, Dzhan, Dzhan, Dzahn.
A few years back it was partly turned into a depot for American meat, but is now simply used for warehouses.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
You'll have to sit in the depot till it stops rainin' a little, and I'll find you a place till mornin'.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
"We'll be settin' right in the depot waitin' for it," said Mandy, who declined to take chances.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
As there was, fortunately, a depot for coals here, we were allowed a few hours to do as we liked.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
As the Rome branch connected with the main road above the depot, he encountered no hindrance, and it was now a fair race.
British Dictionary definitions for depot
- a store for supplies
- a training and holding centre for recruits and replacements
- a bus or railway station
- (as modifier)a depot manager