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DEPOT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does depot mean? 

DEPOT (noun)
  The noun DEPOT has 2 senses:

1. station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
2. a depository for goods

  Familiarity information: DEPOT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPOT (noun)


Sense 1depot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

depot; terminal; terminus

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

station (a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose)

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

subway station (a terminal where subways load and unload passengers)

railroad station; railroad terminal; railway station; train depot; train station (terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods)

cathode (the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current)

bus depot; bus station; bus terminal; coach station (a terminal that serves bus passengers)

air terminal; airport terminal (a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight)

Holonyms ("depot" is a part of...):

transit; transportation; transportation system (a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods)


Sense 2depot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A depository for goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

storehouse; depot; entrepot; storage; store

Context example:

storehouses were built close to the docks

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

deposit; depositary; depository; repository (a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping)

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

dump (a place where supplies can be stored)

garner; granary (a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed)

magazine; powder magazine; powder store (a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored)

railhead (a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution)

treasure house (a storehouse for treasures)

storage warehouse; warehouse (a storehouse for goods and merchandise)


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