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deposit

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verb de·pos·it \di-ˈpä-zət\

Simple Definition of deposit

  • : to put (money) in a bank account

  • : to put or leave (someone or something) in a particular place

  • : to leave an amount of (something, such as sand, snow, or mud) on a surface or area especially over a period of time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deposit

deposited play \-ˈpä-zə-təd, -ˈpäz-təd\ depositing play \-ˈpä-zə-tiŋ, -ˈpäz-tiŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place especially for safekeeping or as a pledge; especially :  to put in a bank

  3. 2 a :  to lay down :  place b :  to let fall (as sediment)

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become deposited

depositor play \-ˈpä-zə-tər, -ˈpäz-tər\ noun

Examples of deposit in a sentence

  1. Your paycheck will be automatically deposited into your account.

  2. I deposited over $3,000 this afternoon.

  3. Please deposit your things in your room and return to the hotel lobby.

  4. The taxi deposited us at the train station.



Origin of deposit

Latin depositus, past participle of deponere


First Known Use: 1624

Rhymes with deposit


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deposit

noun de·pos·it

Simple Definition of deposit

  • : an amount of money that is put in a bank account

  • : money that you give someone when you agree to buy something (such as a house or car)

  • : money that you pay when you buy or rent something and that you can get back if you return the thing or leave it in good condition

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deposit

  1. 1 :  the state of being deposited

  2. 2 :  something placed for safekeeping: as a :  money deposited in a bank b :  money given as a pledge or down payment

  3. 3 :  a place of deposit :  depository

  4. 4 :  an act of depositing

  5. 5 a :  something laid down; especially :  matter deposited by a natural process b :  a natural accumulation (as of iron ore, coal, or gas)

Examples of deposit in a sentence

  1. Our records show that she made a large deposit to her account earlier in the month.

  2. If you return that empty soda can, you'll get back the five-cent deposit you paid when you bought the soda.

  3. The rental car company requires a deposit for drivers under the age of 25.

  4. a deposit of mud left by the flood

  5. He had surgery to remove calcium deposits from his knee.

  6. the buildup of fat deposits in the arteries

  7. Their company has discovered new oil deposits below the ocean floor.



1621

First Known Use of deposit

1621



DEPOSIT Defined for Kids

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deposit

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verb de·pos·it \di-ˈpä-zət\

Definition of deposit for Students

depositeddepositing

  1. 1 :  to place for or as if for safekeeping <I deposited money in the bank.>

  2. 2 :  to give as a pledge that a purchase will be made or a service used <He deposited ten dollars on a new bicycle.>

  3. 3 :  to lay down :  put <He deposited his books on the table.>

  4. 4 :  to let fall or sink <Layers of mud were deposited by flood waters.>




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deposit

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noun de·pos·it

Definition of deposit for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of being deposited <money on deposit>

  2. 2 :  money that is deposited

  3. 3 :  something given as a pledge or as part payment <He put a deposit of ten dollars on a new bicycle.>

  4. 4 :  something laid or thrown down <A deposit of mud was left by the flood.>

  5. 5 :  mineral matter built up in nature <a coal deposit>




Medical Dictionary

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deposit

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transitive verb de·pos·it \di-ˈpäz-ət\

Medical Definition of deposit

deposited \-ˈpäz-ət-əd, -ˈpäz-təd\play ; depositing \-ˈpäz-ət-iŋ, -ˈpäz-tiŋ\play

  1. :  to lay down or foster the accumulation of as a deposit <crystals are deposited in the articular cartilage, the synovium, and the capsule—Medical Radiography & Photography>




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deposit

noun de·pos·it

Medical Definition of deposit

  1. :  matter laid down or accumulated especially in a living organism by a normal or abnormal process <removal of calcium deposits in his knees by arthroscopic surgery>




Law Dictionary

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deposit

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transitive verb de·pos·it \di-ˈpä-zət\

Legal Definition of deposit

  1. 1 :  to place for safekeeping or as security <may deposit the property with the court>; especially :  to put in a bank account

  2. 2 in the civil law of Louisiana :  to place (movable property) under a deposit <the depository can not make use of the thing depositedLouisiana Civil Code>

depositor \di-ˈpä-zə-tər\ play noun



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deposit

noun de·pos·it

Legal Definition of deposit

  1. 1 :  the state of being deposited (as in an account) <holding the property on deposit> — compare escrow, trust

  2. 2 :  something placed for safekeeping: as a :  money deposited in a bank esp. to one's credit demand deposit :  a bank deposit that can be withdrawn without prior notice general deposit :  a deposit of money in a bank that is to the credit of the depositor thereby giving the depositor the right to money and creating a debtor-creditor relationship special deposit :  a deposit that is made for a specific purpose, that is to be returned to the depositor, and that creates a bailment or trust time deposit :  a bank deposit that can be withdrawn only after a set period of time or with prior notice b :  something given as security — see also security deposit Editor's note: A deposit may be applied to a purchase price or may be considered partial payment.

  3. 3 in the civil law of Louisiana a :  the gratuitous transfer of possession of movable property to another for a limited time or specified purpose such that the depositary is liable to some extent for loss or damage to the property — see also sequestration — compare bailment, hiring, loan for consumption and loan for use at loan Editor's note: Like the common-law bailment, the civil law deposit requires either actual or constructive delivery. necessary deposit :  a deposit compelled by a sudden emergency Editor's note: The Louisiana Civil Code deems the deposit of travelers' belongings with an innkeeper a necessary deposit. voluntary deposit :  a deposit that is made by the mutual consent of the depositor and depositary Editor's note: The consent required may be express or implied, and because of the requirements of consent, only persons with the capacity to contract can make a voluntary deposit. b :  the movable property that is the object of a deposit <the depositary is bound to use the same diligence in preserving the deposit that he uses in preserving his own property — Louisiana Civil Code>

  4. 4 :  an act of depositing <upon the deposit of the money in the escrow account>

  5. 5 :  depository <night deposit>





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