verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- deposit account,
- deposit money,
- deposit slip,
Origin of deposit
- an instance of entrusting money or valuables to a bank or similar institution
- the money or valuables so entrusted
Word Origin for deposit
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.