depot

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

Definition of depot

1 a :a place for storing goods or motor vehicles
b :store, cache
  • a fat depot in the body
2 a :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

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

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Origin and Etymology of depot

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

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DEPOT Defined for English Language Learners

depot

noun

Definition of depot for English Language Learners

  • : a train or bus station

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

  • : a place where goods are stored


DEPOT Defined for Kids

depot

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

Definition of depot for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

1

depot

noun de·pot \ ˈdep-(ˌ)ō , ˈdēp- \

medical Definition of depot

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

2

depot

adjective

medical Definition of depot

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


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