What does Depot mean?

Definitions for Depot
ˈdi poʊ; Mil. or Brit. ˈdɛp oʊde·pot

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Depot.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. terminal, terminus, depotnoun

    station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

  2. storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, storenoun

    a depository for goods

    "storehouses were built close to the docks"


  1. depotnoun

    a warehouse or similar storage facility

  2. depotnoun

    a bus or railway station

  3. depotnoun

    a place where military recruits are assembled before being sent to active units


  1. depot

    A depot is a place, building, or establishment for the storage and distribution of goods, supplies, or vehicles. It can also refer to a bus or railway station.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depotnoun

    a place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse

  2. Depotnoun

    a military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled

  3. Depotnoun

    the headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for

  4. Depotnoun

    a railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Depot

    dep′ō, de′pō, or dē′pō, n. a place of deposit: a storehouse: a military station where stores are kept and recruits trained: the headquarters of a regiment: the portion of a regiment that remains at home when the rest go on foreign service: (U.S.) a railway station. [Fr. depôt—L. deponĕre, -positum.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. depot

    An activity for the receipt, classification, storage, accounting, issue, maintenance, procurement, manufacture, assembly, research, salvage, or disposal of

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. depot

    A magazine in which military stores are deposited. Also, a company left in England for the purpose of recruiting when regiments are ordered abroad.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. depot

    Any place at which military stores are deposited for the use of an army. It also signifies a fort or other suitable place appropriated for the reception of recruits, or detached parties belonging to different regiments. In fortification, the term is likewise used to denote a particular place at the trail of the trenches out of the reach of the cannon of a besieged place. It is here that besiegers generally assemble when ordered to attack the outworks, or support the troops in the trenches when there is reason to imagine the besieged intend making a sally.

Editors Contribution

  1. depot

    A type of building and property created for a specific purpose.

    The business depot was functioning effectively.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Depot

    The American term for a railway station.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DEPOT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Depot is ranked #130610 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Depot surname appeared 130 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Depot.

    91.5% or 119 total occurrences were White.
    6.1% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for Depot »

  1. poted

  2. toped

  3. opted

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Depot in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Depot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Depot in a Sentence

  1. Eric Burkett:

    This is our forever home, Eric Burkett said, holding back tears as Eric Burkett six year old son Lochlen patted his arm. There's a master bathroom that is completely accessible. There are adaptive showers so that Eric Burkett can bathe Eric Burkett and self-lowering shelves in the state-of-the-art kitchen, so that now Eric Burkett can cook again for Eric Burkett family. The idea of getting up and moving around freely without thinking about logistics. Should I use a chair ? Should I use crutches ? All that's gone, Eric Burkett said. Pointing to the wall of Eric Burkett new home outside Pittsburgh, this Marine has a few reminders from Flag Day that Eric Burkett life changed on a training mission in Morocco. That is actually of one of the prop rotors of the V-22 that crashed. On the back of that, I don't know how many Marines signed that, Eric Burkett said. The foundation started by actor Gary Sinise, best known for Gary Sinise role as Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, is trying to build 10 to 12 homes per year for severely injured veterans and first responders. It will hand over the keys to its 50th smart home this August. Donations from Home Depot, JC Penny, GE, Benjamin Moore and the Semper Fi Fund among others made Home Depot possible. Fox News first told the Burketts' story in 2014 while The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' family were recovering at Walter Reed. The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' wife were raising their four children at the time in a set of tiny rooms at the hospital. They have since given birth to twins, Nolynn and Roawyn, who are now 18 months old. A master archer, Eric Burkett began competing as a Paralympian in an effort to begin to heal after the crash. I hate shooting from a wheelchair. A lot of guys don't mind it because you're a little bit lower, you don't have to worry about this instability of your legs.

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    We spent months saying that there were certain things that were essential -- that included fast food restaurants, it included Walmart, it included Home Depot. If fast food and Walmart and Home Depot -- and look, I do all that, so I'm not looking down on it -- but if all that is essential, then educating our kids is absolutely essential, i have no doubt we can do this safely.

  3. Seth Bloom:

    The same factors that the FTC cited in the Office Depot OfficeMax deal are present here.

  4. Seth Bloom:

    The same factors that the FTC cited in the Office Depot/OfficeMax deal are present here, i think there's a fair chance for this deal to be approved.

  5. Niuris Higueras:

    We need to link up with the U.S. market, there needs to be more access to U.S. products here in Cuba. We need Home Depot, a Walmart, a Costco. A Restaurant Depot would be fabulous.

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