- The definition of a deposit is something left for a specific purpose such as for safekeeping, a payment or something left by an act of nature.
- An example of deposit is the money added to a savings account.
- An example of deposit is the gold left in the bottom gravel of the stream.
- Deposit is defined as to place, entrust, put, lay or set down for safekeeping or payment.
- An example of deposit is someone putting money in their bank account.
- An example of deposit is putting a down payment on a car.
A woman making a deposit in her bank.
deposit definition by Webster's New World
- to place or entrust for safekeeping
- to put (money) in a bank, as for safekeeping or to earn interest
- to put down as a pledge or partial payment
- to put, lay, or set down
- to cause (sand, sediment, etc.) to settle or form by a natural process
Origin: ; from Classical Latin depositus, past participle of deponere, to put down ; from de-, down plush ponere, to put: see position
- something placed or entrusted for safekeeping; specif., money put in a bank
- a pledge or part payment
- a sum of money paid as security on something rented, or for a returnable bottle, etc.
- the act of depositing
- a depository
- something deposited or left lying
- Geol., Mining sand, clay, mineral masses, etc. deposited by the action of wind, water, volcanic eruption, or ice
Origin: L depositum < depositus: see depositthe
deposit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb de·pos·it·ed, de·pos·it·ing, de·pos·its verb, transitive
- To put or set down; place.
- To lay down or leave behind by a natural process: layers of sediment that were deposited on the ocean floor; glaciers that deposited their debris as they melted.
- a. To give over or entrust for safekeeping.b. To put (money) in a bank or financial account.
- To give as partial payment or security.
- Something, such as money, that is entrusted for safekeeping, as in a bank.
- The condition of being deposited: funds on deposit with a broker.
- A partial or initial payment of a cost or debt: left a $100 deposit toward the purchase of a stereo system.
- A sum of money given as security for an item acquired for temporary use.
- A depository.
- Something deposited, especially by a natural process, as:a. Geology A concentration of mineral matter or sediment in a layer, vein, or pocket: iron ore deposits; rich deposits of oil and natural gas.b. Physiology An accumulation of organic or inorganic material, such as a lipid or mineral, in a body tissue, structure, or fluid.c. A sediment or precipitate that has settled out of a solution.
- A coating or crust left on a surface, as by evaporation or electrolysis.
Origin: Latin dēpōnere, dēposit-; see depone.
- de·posˈi·tor noun
deposit - Business Definition
- Payment as part of an obligation.
- Funds placed in an account at a financial institution.
- Money offered as a guarantee. For example, a new homeowner may be required to provide a deposit with the electric company before service is turned on.
- Accumulation of a mineral. For example, a mining company may discover a deposit of gold.
deposit - Legal Definition
deposit - Medical Definition
- To lay down or leave behind by a natural process.
- To become deposited; settle.
- An accumulation of organic or inorganic material, such as a lipid, in a body tissue, structure, or fluid.
- A sediment or precipitate that has settled out of a solution.
deposit - Phrases/Idioms
deposit - Science Definition