What does deposit mean?

Definitions for deposit
dɪˈpɒz ɪtde·posit

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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"


  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

  11. Origin: [L. depositus, p. p. of deponere. See Depone, and cf. Deposit, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deposit

    de-poz′it, v.t. to put or set down: to place: to lay up or past: to entrust.—n. that which is deposited or put down: (geol.) rocks produced by precipitation from a fluid medium, by settling from a solution in water: something entrusted to another's care, esp. money put in a bank: a pledge: a bailment where one entrusts goods to another to be kept without recompense—in Scots law, Depositā′tion.—ns. Depos′itary, a person with whom anything is left for safe keeping: a guardian—sometimes Depos′itory.—adj. Depos′itive.—ns. Depos′itor; Depos′itory, a place where anything is deposited—sometimes Depos′itary. [Fr.,—L. depositum, placed—deponĕre, from de, and ponĕre, to put down.]

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 for deposit »

  1. dopiest

  2. posited

  3. topside

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deposit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deposit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of deposit in a Sentence

  1. The Rams:

    We've got our first #Rams deposit ! The Legend @MagicJohnson ! .

  2. L.F. Magister:

    Deposit hope in people is like punching against the edge of a sharp knife.

  3. Ma Kunpeng:

    The loan-to-deposit ratio is the biggest administrative restriction over banks.

  4. Frank Freund:

    The deposit base in the United States is larger than in all of Europe combined.

  5. Fred Cannon:

    Deposit costs are rising, but they didn't go up quite as much as people expected.

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Translations for deposit

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  • أودع, إيداعArabic
  • депозит, депонирам, влог, залеж, влагам, отлагам сеBulgarian
  • jaciment, dipositar, dipòsitCatalan, Valencian
  • vklad, vložitCzech
  • einzahlen, Pfand, Kaution, AnzahlungGerman
  • προκαταβολή, καταθέτω, κοίτασμαGreek
  • depositar, empeño, depósitoSpanish
  • sadestisEstonian
  • haltuun, ennakko, talletus, vakuus, depositio, uskoa, esiintymä, kiinnittää, tallettaa, kerrostuma, panttiFinnish
  • acompte, arrhes, déposer, gisement, dépôt, cautionFrench
  • deposito, depositarInterlingua
  • depozarIdo
  • sedimento, acconto, caparra, deposito, anticipoItalian
  • 預金, 担保, 敷金, 堆積物, 預金する, 保証金, 預け入れる, デポジット, 預けるJapanese
  • pātokatoka, moni tāpui, whakatakoto, whakaputuMāori
  • storten, statiegeld, deposito, neerzetten, storting, afzetting, afzetten, neerzetting, aanbetalingDutch
  • depositumNorwegian
  • ślad, zdeponować, składać, wpłacać, złoże, depozyt, złożyć, powierzać, osadzać, osad, wpłata, powierzyć, osadzić, zaliczka, wpłacić, deponować, kaucjaPolish
  • depositar, depósito, empenho, entradaPortuguese
  • depunere, depune, a depozita, depozit, zăcământ, a lăsa în îngrijireRomanian
  • положить, задаток, месторождение, вкладывать, взнос, залежь, класть, депозит, залог, осадок, депонировать, отложение, вклад, вложитьRussian
  • deposition, insättning, depositionsavgift, deponera, sätta in, avlagring, handpenningSwedish

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