What does deposit mean?

Definitions for deposit
dɪˈpɒz ɪtde·posit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deposit, sedimentation, alluviationnoun

    the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

  2. sediment, depositnoun

    matter that has been deposited by some natural process

  3. deposition, depositnoun

    the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

  4. deposit, bank depositnoun

    money deposited in a bank or some similar institution

  5. down payment, depositnoun

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

  6. depositnoun

    money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use

    "his deposit was refunded when he returned the car"

  7. depositnoun

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

  8. depository, deposit, depositary, repositorynoun

    a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

  9. deposit, depositionverb

    the act of putting something somewhere

  10. lodge, wedge, stick, depositverb

    put, fix, force, or implant

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

  11. deposit, bankverb

    put into a bank account

    "She deposits her paycheck every month"

  12. situate, fix, posit, depositverb

    put (something somewhere) firmly

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


  1. depositnoun

    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. depositnoun

    asset that was left to the care of the other

  3. depositnoun

    Money placed in an account.

  4. depositnoun

    Anything left behind on a surface.

  5. depositnoun

    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. depositnoun

    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. depositverb

    To leave or adhere one material or item onto another.

    He deposited his gum on the bottom of the table.

  8. depositverb

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

  9. depositverb

    To put money or funds into an account.

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


  1. deposit

    A deposit is a sum of money placed or kept in a bank account, often to gain interest. It can also refer to a partial payment made to secure a purchase or service. Additionally, it can refer to a natural accumulation or layer of a specific material, such as minerals or waste matter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depositnoun

    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. Depositnoun

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

  3. Depositnoun

    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. Depositnoun

    to lay aside; to rid one's self of

  5. Depositverb

    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. Depositverb

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

  7. Depositverb

    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. Depositverb

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

  9. Depositverb

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

  10. Depositverb

    a place of deposit; a depository

  11. Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. deposit

    To put money into an official bank account or type of official financial account.

    The money is put into the couples joint account as a deposit for a house.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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. posited

  2. topside

  3. dopiest

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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. John Burt:

    Like humans, corals deposit fats, so they can live for a short period of time off their fat reserves.

  2. Pawel Alexsander:

    Exchanges are obliged to have KYC (know-your-customer) processes in place. In practice, many of them do not do this properly, people can open fake accounts, and deposit the funds to that account.

  3. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    It is quite clear that the reason why we had a deposit flight was because every day, even before we were elected, Greeks were being told that if we were elected and we stayed in power for more than just a few days the ATMs will cease functioning, today's decision puts an end to this fear, to the scaremongering.

  4. Susannah Streeter:

    The deposit insurance scheme in the US is significantly more generous than in Europe, and there is a growing expectation that the US Treasury will move swiftly to fully guarantee deposits if more banks turn insolvent.

  5. Rhonda Perkins:

    Under the law, banks are required to make the money available quickly, so when you deposit a check and it looks like it's cleared that doesn't mean it's a good check, the bank will find out later it's a bad check.

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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
  • سپردهPersian
  • 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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