1de·pos·it verb \di-ˈpä-zət\
: 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
de·pos·it·ed \-ˈpä-zə-təd, -ˈpäz-təd\ de·pos·it·ing \-ˈpä-zə-tiŋ, -ˈpäz-tiŋ\
: to place especially for safekeeping or as a pledge; especially : to put in a bank
a : to lay down : place
b : to let fall (as sediment)
Examples of DEPOSIT
- Your paycheck will be automatically deposited into your account.
- I deposited over $3,000 this afternoon.
- Please deposit your things in your room and return to the hotel lobby.
- The taxi deposited us at the train station.
- layers of mud deposited by flood waters
Origin of DEPOSIT
past participle of deponere
First Known Use: 1624
: 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
: something placed for safekeeping: as
a : money deposited in a bank
b : money given as a pledge or down payment
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
- Our records show that she made a large deposit to her account earlier in the month.
- If you return that empty soda can, you'll get back the five-cent deposit you paid when you bought the soda.
- The rental car company requires a deposit for drivers under the age of 25.
- a deposit of mud left by the flood
- He had surgery to remove calcium deposits from his knee.
- the buildup of fat deposits in the arteries
- Their company has discovered new oil deposits below the ocean floor.
First Known Use of DEPOSIT
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