Definitions for depositdɪˈpɒz ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•pos•itdɪˈpɒz ɪt(v.t.)

  1. to place for safekeeping, esp. in a bank account.

    Category: Business

  2. to deliver and leave (an item).

  3. to insert (a coin) in a coin-operated device.

  4. to put, place, or set down, esp. carefully or exactly:

    She deposited the baby in the crib.

  5. to lay or throw down by a natural process; precipitate:

    The river deposited soil at its mouth.

    Category: Geology

  6. to give as security or in part payment.

  7. (v.i.)to become deposited.

  8. (n.)an instance of placing money in a bank account. the money placed there.

    Category: Business

  9. anything given as security or in part payment:

    a bottle deposit of five cents.

    Category: Business

  10. anything laid away or entrusted to another for safekeeping.

  11. a place for safekeeping; depository.

  12. something precipitated, delivered and left, or thrown down, as by a natural process:

    a deposit of soil.

  13. a coating of metal deposited on something, usu. by an electric current.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  14. a natural accumulation or occurrence, esp. of oil or ore:

    gold deposits.

    Category: Geology

Origin of deposit:

1615–25; < L dēpositus laid down, ptp. of dēpōnere; see depone

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deposit, sedimentation, alluviation(noun)

    the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

  2. sediment, deposit(noun)

    matter that has been deposited by some natural process

  3. deposition, deposit(noun)

    the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

  4. deposit, bank deposit(noun)

    money deposited in a bank or some similar institution

  5. down payment, deposit(noun)

    a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later

  6. deposit(noun)

    money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use

    "his deposit was refunded when he returned the car"

  7. deposit(noun)

    a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met

  8. depository, deposit, depositary, repository(noun)

    a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

  9. deposit, deposition(verb)

    the act of putting something somewhere

  10. lodge, wedge, stick, deposit(verb)

    put, fix, force, or implant

    "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"

  11. deposit, bank(verb)

    put into a bank account

    "She deposits her paycheck every month"

  12. situate, fix, posit, deposit(verb)

    put (something somewhere) firmly

    "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. deposit(noun)ɪˈpɒz ɪt

    an amount of money you pay to reserve sth you rent or buy

    I put down a $200 deposit on the rental.

  2. depositɪˈpɒz ɪt

    an amount of money you pay when you rent sth that is repaid to you if nothing is damaged

    ***a $500 deposit on the apartment

  3. depositɪˈpɒz ɪt


    I made a deposit of $435 into my savings account.

  4. depositɪˈpɒz ɪt

    a layer of sth left by natural processes

    coal deposits

  5. deposit(verb)ɪˈpɒz ɪt

    to put an amount of money into a bank account

    to deposit a check

  6. depositɪˈpɒz ɪt

    to leave a layer of sth

    Glaciers deposited sandy soil as they moved.


  1. deposit(Noun)

    Sediment or rock that is not native to its present location or is different from the surrounding material. Sometimes refers to ore or gems.

  2. deposit(Noun)

    asset that was left to the care of the other

  3. deposit(Noun)

    Money placed in an account.

  4. deposit(Noun)

    Anything left behind on a surface.

  5. deposit(Noun)

    A sum of money or other asset given as an initial payment, to show good faith, or to reserve something for purchase.

    They put a deposit on the apartment.

  6. deposit(Noun)

    A sum of money given as a security for a borrowed item, which will be given back when the item is returned, e.g. a bottle deposit or can deposit

  7. deposit(Verb)

    To leave or adhere one material or item onto another.

    He deposited his gum on the bottom of the table.

  8. deposit(Verb)

    To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral.

  9. deposit(Verb)

    To put money or funds into an account.

  10. Origin: From depositus, past participle of deponere which is "to put down".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deposit(noun)

    to lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium

  2. Deposit(noun)

    to lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse

  3. Deposit(noun)

    to lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order

  4. Deposit(noun)

    to lay aside; to rid one's self of

  5. Deposit(verb)

    that which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river)

  6. Deposit(verb)

    a natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation

  7. Deposit(verb)

    that which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security

  8. Deposit(verb)

    a bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor

  9. Deposit(verb)

    money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing

  10. Deposit(verb)

    a place of deposit; a depository


  1. Deposit

    Deposit is a village in Broome and Delaware counties in the U.S. state of New York. The population was 1,663 at the 2010 census. The Village of Deposit, on the county line, is partly within the Town of Sanford and the Town of Deposit. The Broome County portion of Deposit is part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deposit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3801

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deposit' in Nouns Frequency: #1209

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deposit' in Verbs Frequency: #1003

Anagrams of deposit

  1. dopiest

  2. posited

  3. topside

Translations for deposit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of putting money in a bank etc

She made several large deposits at the bank during that month.

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