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depot

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noun de·pot \1 & 2 are ˈde-(ˌ)pō also ˈdē-, 3 is ˈdē- sometimes ˈde-\

Simple Definition of depot

  • : a train or bus station

  • : a place where military supplies are kept or where soldiers are trained

  • : a place where goods are stored

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of depot

  1. 1 a :  a place for storing goods or motor vehicles b :  store, cache <a fat depot in the body>

  2. 2 a :  a place for the storage of military supplies b :  a place for the reception and forwarding of military replacements

  3. 3 :  a building for railroad or bus passengers or freight

Examples of depot in a sentence

  1. <a distribution depot for auto parts>

  2. <the guns and ammunition were stored in a depot in Concord>



Origin and Etymology of depot

French dépôt, from Middle French depost, from Medieval Latin depositum, from Latin, neuter of depositus


First Known Use: 1795

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DEPOT Defined for Kids

depot

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noun de·pot \usually ˈde-ˌpō for 1 & 2, ˈdē- for 3\

Definition of depot for Students

  1. 1 :  a place where military supplies are kept

  2. 2 :  storehouse 1

  3. 3 :  a railroad or bus station




Medical Dictionary

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depot

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noun de·pot \ˈdep-(ˌ)ō, ˈdēp-\

Medical Definition of depot

  1. :  a bodily location where a substance is stored usually for later utilization <fat depots as a source of energy>




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depot

adjective de·pot

Medical Definition of depot

  1. :  being in storage <depot fat>; also :  acting over a prolonged period <depot insulin>





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