AskDefine | Define deposit

Dictionary Definition



1 the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating [syn: sedimentation, alluviation]
2 matter deposited by some natural process [syn: sediment]
3 the natural process of laying down a deposit of something [syn: deposition]
4 money deposited in a bank [syn: bank deposit]
5 a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later [syn: down payment]
6 money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use; "his deposit was refunded when he returned the car"
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 [syn: depository, repository]
9 the act of putting something somewhere [syn: deposition]


1 fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table" [syn: lodge, wedge, stick] [ant: dislodge]
2 put into a bank account; "She deposites her paycheck every month" [syn: bank] [ant: withdraw]
3 put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot" [syn: situate, fix, posit]

User Contributed Dictionary




  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. asset that was left to the care of the other
  3. Money placed in an account.
  4. The act of placing money into an account.
  5. Anything left behind on a surface.
    a mineral deposit
    a deposit of seaweed on the shore
  6. 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.


sediment or rock different from the surrounding material
asset that was left to the care of the other
money placed in an account


  1. To leave or adhere one material or item onto another.
    He deposited his gum on the bottom of the table.
  2. To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral.
  3. To put money or funds into an account.


to settle one material onto another
to entrust one's assets to the care of another
to put money or funds into an account



Extensive Definition

Deposit may refer to:
deposit in German: Pfand
deposit in French: Dépôt
deposit in Simple English: Deposit
deposit in Swedish: Deposition

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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