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DEPOSIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deposit mean? 

DEPOSIT (noun)
  The noun DEPOSIT has 9 senses:

1. the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
2. matter that has been deposited by some natural process
3. the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
4. money deposited in a bank
5. a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later
6. money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use
7. a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met
8. a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
9. the act of putting something somewhere

  Familiarity information: DEPOSIT used as a noun is familiar.


DEPOSIT (verb)
  The verb DEPOSIT has 3 senses:

1. fix, force, or implant
2. put into a bank account
3. put (something somewhere) firmly

  Familiarity information: DEPOSIT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPOSIT (noun)


Sense 1deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

alluviation; deposit; sedimentation

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

geological phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposit"):

load; lode (a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks)


Sense 2deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Matter that has been deposited by some natural process

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

sediment; deposit

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposit"):

evaporite (the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater)

lick; salt lick (a salt deposit that animals regularly lick)

lees (the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage)

dregs; grounds; settlings (sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid)

alluvial deposit; alluvial sediment; alluvion; alluvium (clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down)


Sense 3deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The natural process of laying down a deposit of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

deposition; deposit

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

accretion; accumulation (an increase by natural growth or addition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposit"):

superposition ((geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another)

redeposition (deposition from one deposit to another)

pigmentation (the deposition of pigment in animals or plants or human beings)

electrodeposition (the deposition of a substance on an electrode by the action of electricity (especially by electrolysis))


Sense 4deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Money deposited in a bank

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

bank deposit; deposit

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

fund; monetary fund (a reserve of money set aside for some purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposit"):

demand deposit (a bank deposit from which withdrawals can be made without notice)


Sense 5deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

down payment; deposit

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

payment (a sum of money paid)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposit"):

margin; security deposit (the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities)


Sense 6deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

his deposit was refunded when he returned the car

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

security; surety (property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation)


Sense 7deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

guarantee; warrant; warrantee; warranty (a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications)


Sense 8deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

depositary; depository; repository; deposit

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

facility; installation (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry)

Meronyms (parts of "deposit"):

storage space (the area in any structure that provides space for storage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposit"):

treasury (a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely)

depot; entrepot; storage; store; storehouse (a depository for goods)

sperm bank (a depository for storing sperm)

repertory (a storehouse where a stock of things is kept)

museum (a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value)

lost-and-found (repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them)

depository library; library (a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study)

drop (a central depository where things can be left or picked up)

bank; bank building (a building in which the business of banking transacted)

archive (a depository containing historical records and documents)


Sense 9deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting something somewhere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deposition; deposit

Hypernyms ("deposit" is a kind of...):

buildup (the act of building up an accumulation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposit"):

repositing; reposition; storage; warehousing (depositing in a warehouse)


DEPOSIT (verb)


Sense 1deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fix, force, or implant

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

wedge; stick; deposit; lodge

Context example:

lodge a bullet in the table

Hypernyms (to "deposit" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deposit"):

redeposit (deposit anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put into a bank account

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

deposit; bank

Context example:

She deposits her paycheck every month

Hypernyms (to "deposit" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deposit"):

redeposit (deposit anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They deposit the money

Antonym:

withdraw (remove (a commodity) from (a supply source))


Sense 3deposit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put (something somewhere) firmly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

posit; situate; deposit; fix

Context examples:

She posited her hand on his shoulder / deposit the suitcase on the bench / fix your eyes on this spot

Hypernyms (to "deposit" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deposit"):

bury (place in the earth and cover with soil)

sediment (deposit as a sediment)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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