Definition of Deposit

1. Noun. The phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating.

Exact synonyms: Alluviation, Sedimentation
Generic synonyms: Geological Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Load, Lode
Derivative terms: Sediment

2. Verb. Put, fix, force, or implant. "They deposit the books into the box"; "Stick your thumb in the crack"
Exact synonyms: Lodge, Stick, Wedge
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Redeposit
Antonyms: Dislodge
Derivative terms: Lodgement, Lodging
Also: Stick Out

3. Noun. Matter that has been deposited by some natural process.
Exact synonyms: Sediment
Generic synonyms: Matter
Specialized synonyms: Alluvial Deposit, Alluvial Sediment, Alluvion, Alluvium, Dregs, Settlings, Lees, Lick, Salt Lick, Evaporite
Derivative terms: Sedimentary

4. Verb. Put into a bank account. "They deposit the money "; "She deposits her paycheck every month"
Exact synonyms: Bank
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Redeposit
Derivative terms: Bank, Bank, Bankable, Banking, Depositor
Antonyms: Withdraw

5. Noun. The natural process of laying down a deposit of something.
Exact synonyms: Deposition
Generic synonyms: Accretion, Accumulation
Specialized synonyms: Electrodeposition, Pigmentation, Redeposition, Superposition

6. Verb. Put (something somewhere) firmly. "Fix your eyes on this spot"
Exact synonyms: Fix, Posit, Situate
Specialized synonyms: Bury, Sediment
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Deposition, Position

7. Noun. Money deposited in a bank or some similar institution.
Exact synonyms: Bank Deposit
Generic synonyms: Fund, Monetary Fund
Specialized synonyms: Demand Deposit

8. Noun. A partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later.
Exact synonyms: Down Payment
Generic synonyms: Payment
Specialized synonyms: Margin, Security Deposit

9. Noun. Money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use. "His deposit was refunded when he returned the car"
Generic synonyms: Security, Surety

10. Noun. A payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met.
Generic synonyms: Guarantee, Warrant, Warrantee, Warranty

11. Noun. A facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping.

12. Noun. The act of putting something somewhere.
Exact synonyms: Deposition
Generic synonyms: Buildup
Specialized synonyms: Repositing, Reposition, Storage, Warehousing

Definition of Deposit

1. v. t. To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.

2. n. That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).

Definition of Deposit

1. Noun. Sediment or rock that is not native to its present location or is different from the surrounding material. Sometimes refers to ore or gems. ¹

2. Noun. asset that was left to the care of the other ¹

3. Noun. (banking) Money placed in an account. ¹

4. Noun. Anything left behind on a surface. ¹

5. Noun. (finance) A sum of money or other asset given as an initial payment, to show good faith, or to reserve something for purchase. ¹

6. Noun. A sum of money given as a security for a borrowed item, which will be given back when the item is returned, e.g. a bottle deposit or can deposit ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To leave or adhere one material or item onto another. ¹

8. Verb. To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To put money or funds into an account. ¹

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Definition of Deposit

1. to place [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: place

Medical Definition of Deposit

1. 1. That is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc, deposits of a river). "The deposit already formed affording to the succeeding portion of the charged fluid a basis." (Kirwan) 2. A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation. 3. That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; somthing intrusted to the care of another; especially, money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security. 4. A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor. Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing. 5. A place of deposit; a depository. Bank of deposit. See Bank. In deposit, or On deposit, in trust or safe keeping as a deposit; as, coins were recieved on deposit. Origin: L. Depositum, fr. Depositus, p. P. Of deponere: cf. F. Depot, OF. Depost. See Deposit, and cf. Depot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deposit

deposit (current term)
deposit account
deposit box
deposit contract
deposit interest retention tax
depositary receipt

Literary usage of Deposit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1914)
"Prohibiting a safe deposit company from permitting the removal of the contents of a safe deposit box after the death oí the renter, whether standing solely ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Banks and banking <S=>226—Petition against bank converting special deposit in another bank held sufficient. The petition set forth a cause of action; ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Act to appropriate Income of US deposit fund for purposes of education and also ... Kept, on US deposit fund and on recommendation of comptroller to levy a ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"This ticket was handed to the teller with the deposit, before the note at the bottom ... This deposit ticket was not made out •when the deposit was made. ..."

5. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"The beds dip about 15° toward the southeast, and if projected northwest would lie above the present surface of the soft ore deposit. ..."

6. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"THE deposit with the States had only reached its second instalment when the deposit banks, unable to stand a continued quarterly drain of near ten millions ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1833)
"By deposit of deeds not favoured; especially against a written instrument.; 11. ... By deposit of copy of court-roll. 1/f By deposit of deeds disapproved. ..."

8. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1896)
"nic, and the deposit has a decidedly violet tint, very distinct from the iron gray deposit ... Heavy deposit and sublimate. Good test with TJ0' of stomach. ..."

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