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

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Examples of depot in a Sentence

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

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The vacant Detroit Public Schools Book Depository, adjacent to the depot at 2231 Dalzelle, known as the Roosevelt Warehouse. Detroit Free Press, "Ford would demolish this vacant Detroit building," 21 June 2018 The Air Force will install the new wings at its A-10 depot at the Ogden Air Logistics Center in Utah. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "More A-10s to get new wings, as Air Force officially launches ATTACK," 31 May 2018 Fewer buses make stops at the downtown depot, Irwin said. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Developers plan hotel and housing at transit center site in downtown Anchorage," 11 Jan. 2018 Workers prepare to move steel rods at a depot on the outskirts of Shanghai, China. Chuin-wei Yap, WSJ, "How China Built a Steel Behemoth and Convulsed World Trade," 24 Dec. 2018 At least three people were injured after an explosion was report at an Army depot in Pennsylvania on Thursday, officials said. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Pennsylvania Army depot explosion leaves at least 3 injured, officials say," 19 July 2018 The depot will be the hub of an advanced automotive research campus employing 2,500 Ford workers and transforming Corktown, Detroit's oldest surviving neighborhood. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford receiving calls to return stolen Detroit train station property," 27 June 2018 Now, Amazon is enlisting the small stores as package depots along its distribution network. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "Amazon, to Win in Booming Rural India, Reinvents Itself," 31 Dec. 2018 The Florida racing circuit was shut down for part of the war, using the facilities as storage depots or training areas. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Count Fleet comes in at No. 4 in Triple Crown ratings," 7 June 2018

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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

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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

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