- 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.
- depository library,
- depot injection,
Origin of depot
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Marjorie Morrison|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Just as the train was pulling out of the depot the boys heard some one yelling at them.The Motor Boys in Strange Waters|Clarence Young
"I saw you hiding about in the depot at home last evening," she went on.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
The boys welcomed the show train at the depot and ran alongside its various sections.Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb
I was agreeably surprised to find vehicles at the depot, waiting to carry passengers to the different hotels.Overland Tales|Josephine Clifford
Recruits are usually first trained at the depot and later transferred to the battalion requiring them.
- a store for supplies
- a training and holding centre for recruits and replacements
- a bus or railway station
- (as modifier)a depot manager
Word Origin 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.