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deposit

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From Latin depositus, past participle of deponere which is "to put down".

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deposit (plural deposits)

  1. Sediment or rock that is not native to its present location or is different from the surrounding material. Sometimes refers to ore or gems.
  2. That which is placed anywhere, or in anyone's hands, for safekeeping; something entrusted to the care of another.
  3. (banking) Money placed in an account.
  4. Anything left behind on a surface.
    a mineral deposit
    a deposit of seaweed on the shore
  5. (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 a deposit on the apartment.
  6. 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
  7. A place of deposit; a depository.

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deposit (third-person singular simple present deposits, present participle depositing, simple past and past participle deposited)

  1. (transitive) To lay down; to place; to put.
    A crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand.
    The waters deposited a rich alluvium.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      The fear is deposited in conscience.
  2. To lay up or away for safekeeping; to put up; to store.
    to deposit goods in a warehouse
  3. To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral.
  4. (transitive) To put money or funds into an account.
  5. To lay aside; to rid oneself of.
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