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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈpɒzɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈpɑzɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di pozit)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•pos•it /dɪˈpɑzɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [ + obj]
  1. Businessto put or place (something) for safekeeping, esp. in a bank account:He deposited the fifty dollars in his savings account.
  2. to deliver and leave (an item):He deposited his suitcases in the locker.
  3. to insert (a coin) in a coin-operated device:Deposit exact change.
  4. to put or set down, esp. carefully:She deposited the baby in the crib.
  5. Geologyto lay or throw down by a natural process:The river deposited soil at its mouth.
  6. to give as security (for):We deposited $500 on the new car.

n. [countable]
  1. Business
    • an instance of placing money in a bank account:You can make a deposit at any branch office.
    • the money placed there:a deposit of over $1,000.
  2. Businessanything given as security or in partial payment:a bottle deposit of five cents.
  3. something left or thrown down, such as by a natural process:a deposit of rich soil left by the flood.
  4. Geologya naturally occurring accumulation or pile, esp. of oil or ore:gold deposits in the river.
de•pos•i•tor, n. [countable]Bank depositors will use the new branch office.See -pos-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•pos•it  (di pozit),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. Businessto place for safekeeping or in trust, esp. in a bank account:He deposited his paycheck every Friday.
  2. to give as security or in part payment.
  3. to deliver and leave (an item):Please deposit your returned books with the librarian.
  4. to insert (a coin) in a coin-operated device:Deposit a quarter and push the button.
  5. to put, place, or set down, esp. carefully or exactly:She deposited the baby in the crib.
  6. Geologyto lay or throw down by a natural process;
    precipitate:The river deposited soil at its mouth.

v.i. 
  1. to be placed, inserted, precipitated, left for safekeeping, given as security or in partial payment, etc.

n. 
  1. Businessmoney placed in a bank account or an instance of placing money in a bank account.
  2. Businessanything given as security or in part payment:The boy returned the bottle and got his five-cent deposit back. They made a deposit on the house and signed a ten-year mortgage.
  3. anything laid away or entrusted to another for safekeeping:A large deposit of jewels was stolen from the hotel safe.
  4. a place for safekeeping;
    depository.
  5. something precipitated, delivered and left, or thrown down, as by a natural process:a deposit of soil.
  6. Winethe natural sediment of wine in a bottle.
  7. a coating of metal deposited on something, usually by an electric current.
  8. a natural accumulation or occurrence, esp. of oil or ore:a mountain range with many rich deposits of gold.
  • Latin dēpositus laid down, past participle of dēpōnere; see depone
  • 1615–25
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bank, save, store.
    • 15.See corresponding entry in Unabridged lode, vein, pocket.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
deposit /dɪˈpɒzɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to put or set down, esp carefully or in a proper place; place
  2. to entrust for safekeeping; consign
  3. to place (money) in a bank or similar institution in order to earn interest or for safekeeping
  4. to give (money) in part payment or as security
  5. to lay down naturally; cause to settle: the river deposits silt
n
  1. an instance of entrusting money or valuables to a bank or similar institution
  2. the money or valuables so entrusted
  3. money given in part payment or as security, as when goods are bought on hire-purchase
  4. an accumulation of sediments, mineral ores, coal, etc
  5. any deposited material, such as a sediment or a precipitate that has settled out of solution
  6. a depository or storehouse
  7. on depositpayable as the first instalment, as when buying on hire-purchase
Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin dēpositāre, from Latin dēpositus put down
'deposit' also found in these entries:
Synonyms: lees, more...
Collocations: [open up, save your money in] a deposit account, the deposit [date, amount, rate, percentage], [salt, mineral, gold, plant, soil] deposits, more...

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