depot

noun
de·​pot | \ senses 1 and 2 are ˈde-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce depot (audio) also ˈdē- How to pronounce depot (audio) , sense 3 is ˈdē- How to pronounce depot (audio) , sometimes ˈde- How to pronounce depot (audio) \

Definition of depot

1a : a place for storing goods or motor vehicles
b : store, cache a fat depot in the body
2a : a place for the storage of military supplies
b : a place for the reception and forwarding of military replacements
3 : a building for railroad or bus passengers or freight

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of depot in a Sentence

a distribution depot for auto parts the guns and ammunition were stored in a depot in Concord

Recent Examples on the Web

Then, make tracks to the Alaska Railroad depot at Portage. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Expecting summer visitors? These 3 trips will give them a great Alaska experience," 8 June 2019 For two years these supplies flowed steadily to depots scattered over England. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 Guests can typically walk up to the depot counter to purchase a ticket on the spot, but themed rides (like the popular Santa Express) sell out early, so advanced tickets are a good idea. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Atlanta," 23 Aug. 2018 Eight times a day, tourists with cameras and smartphones pack a railroad crossing that has a train depot on one side of the road and what looks like a permanent market on the other. New York Times, "Taking to the River in Thailand," 10 Apr. 2018 Over the course of October and November, Randazzo spent three days observing Waymo's cars in action—either by following them on the roads or staking out the company's depot in Chandler. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Even self-driving leader Waymo is struggling to reach full autonomy," 7 Dec. 2018 This historic train leaves from the 1905-built depot in downtown Blue Ridge. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Atlanta," 23 Aug. 2018 For example, future modules could include an automated fuel processor, making the gateway a depot for spacecraft on long duration missions. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Maybe NASA's Next Space Station Doesn't Need the Astronauts," 6 Sep. 2018 Water ate away much of the fine interior plaster work, and until recently, the tunnels between the depot and train platforms were flooded. Dan Austin And Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Archive: Once crown jewel, Detroit train station now symbol of ruin," 11 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'depot.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of depot

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for depot

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about depot

Statistics for depot

Last Updated

13 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for depot

The first known use of depot was in 1795

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for depot

depot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of depot

US : a train or bus station
: a place where military supplies are kept or where soldiers are trained
: a place where goods are stored

depot

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

Kids Definition of depot

1 : a place where military supplies are kept
3 : a railroad or bus station

depot

noun
de·​pot | \ ˈdep-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce depot (audio) , ˈdēp- How to pronounce depot (audio) \

Medical Definition of depot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

depot

adjective

Medical Definition of depot (Entry 2 of 2)

: being in storage depot fat also : acting over a prolonged period depot insulin

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on depot

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for depot

Spanish Central: Translation of depot

Nglish: Translation of depot for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of depot for Arabic Speakers

Comments on depot

What made you want to look up depot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take the place or position of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!