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- deposite (17th-19th centuries)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈpɒzɪt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dɨˈpɑzɪt/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒzɪt
deposit (plural deposits)
- Sediment or rock that is not native to its present location or is different from the surrounding material. Sometimes refers to ore or gems.
- That which is placed anywhere, or in anyone's hands, for safekeeping; something entrusted to the care of another.
- (banking) Money placed in an account.
- Anything left behind on a surface.
- a mineral deposit
- a deposit of seaweed on the shore
- a deposit of jam on my countertop
- (finance) A sum of money or other asset given as an initial payment, to show good faith, or to reserve something for purchase.
- They put down a deposit on the apartment.
- 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
- A place of deposit; a depository.
sediment or rock different from the surrounding material
asset that was left to the care of the other
money placed in an account
anything left behind on a surface
money given as an initial payment
security for a borrowed item
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- (transitive) To lay down; to place; to put.
- A crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand.
- The waters deposited a rich alluvium.
- 1660, Jeremy Taylor, Ductor Dubitantium, or the Rule of Conscience
- This fear is deposited in conscience.
- To lay up or away for safekeeping; to put up; to store.
- to deposit goods in a warehouse
- To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral.
- (transitive) To put money or funds into an account.
- I had to deposit two months' rent into my landlord's account before he gave me the keys.
- To lay aside; to rid oneself of.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Hammond to this entry?)
to lay down
to lay up or away for safekeeping; to put up; to store
to entrust one's assets to the care of another
to put money or funds into an account
to lay aside; to rid oneself of