Deposit meaning

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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.

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To become deposited; settle.
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To put, lay, or set down.
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To put (money) in a bank, as for safekeeping or to earn interest.
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A depository.
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A place of deposit; a depository.
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An accumulation or layer of solid material, either consolidated or unconsolidated, left or laid down by a natural process. Deposits include sediments left by water, wind, ice, gravity, volcanic activity, or other agents. A layer of coal formed over many years through the decomposition of plant material is also a deposit.
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Something deposited, especially by a natural process, as:
  • (geology) A concentration of mineral matter or sediment in a layer, vein, or pocket.
    Iron ore deposits; rich deposits of oil and natural gas.
  • (physiology) An accumulation of organic or inorganic material, such as a lipid or mineral, in a body tissue, structure, or fluid.
  • A sediment or precipitate that has settled out of a solution.
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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.
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To put money or funds into an account.
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To lay aside; to rid oneself of.

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To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral.
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The act of placing money or property with another who will hold it in trust, or who has a fiduciary duty with regard to it, or otherwise will hold and manage it for the benefit of the owner; the money or property so placed.
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The condition of being deposited.

Funds on deposit with a broker.

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A partial or initial payment of a cost or debt.

Left a $100 deposit toward the purchase of a stereo system.

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A sum of money given as security for an item acquired for temporary use.
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A depository.
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To place or entrust for safekeeping.
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Sediment or rock that is not native to its present location or is different from the surrounding material. Sometimes refers to ore or gems.
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That which is placed anywhere, or in anyone's hands, for safekeeping; something entrusted to the care of another.
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(banking) Money placed in an account.
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Anything left behind on a surface.

A mineral deposit.

A deposit of seaweed on the shore.

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(finance) 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.

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To lay down; to place; to put.

A crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand.

The waters deposited a rich alluvium.

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To lay up or away for safekeeping; to put up; to store.

To deposit goods in a warehouse.

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A coating or crust left on a surface, as by evaporation or electrolysis.
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To put down as a pledge or partial payment.
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To cause (sand, sediment, etc.) to settle or form by a natural process.
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Something placed or entrusted for safekeeping; specif., money put in a bank.
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The act of depositing.
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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.

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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.

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To put or set down; place.
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To give as partial payment or security.
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Something, such as money, that is entrusted for safekeeping, as in a bank.
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on deposit
  • placed or entrusted for safekeeping
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on deposit

Origin of deposit

  • Latin dēpōnere dēposit- depone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin depositus, past participle of deponere which is "to put down".

    From Wiktionary