deposit

You are making a deposit when you put money into your bank account. In that sentence, deposit is a noun, but you could express the same action using deposit as a verb. You deposit money into your bank account.

The verb deposit can be used to refer to anything that you put down or in place. If you're carrying your keys and groceries from the car, you may deposit those items on the counter. Just be careful you don't end up playing "where are my keys" in the morning, if the counter is not your usual place for depositing them. You can also use deposit when nature does the placing. You find a deposit of gold in the mountain rock or there is sediment deposited at the bottom of a river.

Primary Meanings of deposit

1.
nv
the act of putting something somewhere
put (something somewhere) firmly
2.
n
the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
3.
n
a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
Full Definitions of deposit
1

n the act of putting something somewhere

Synonyms:
deposition
Types:
repositing, reposition, storage, warehousing
depositing in a warehouse
stockpiling
accumulating and storing a reserve supply
Type of:
buildup
the act of building up an accumulation

n money deposited in a bank or some similar institution

Synonyms:
bank deposit
Types:
demand deposit
a bank deposit from which withdrawals can be made without notice
Type of:
fund, monetary fund
a reserve of money set aside for some purpose

n money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use

“his deposit was refunded when he returned the car”
Type of:
security, surety
property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation

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

Synonyms:
down payment
Types:
margin, security deposit
the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
Type of:
payment
a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

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

Type of:
guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty
a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

v put (something somewhere) firmly

deposit the suitcase on the bench”
Synonyms:
fix, posit, situate
Types:
bury
place in the earth and cover with soil
sediment
deposit as a sediment
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

v put, fix, force, or implant

Synonyms:
lodge, stick, wedge
Antonyms:
dislodge, free
remove or force out from a position
Types:
redeposit
deposit anew
Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached

v put into a bank account

“She deposits her paycheck every month”
Synonyms:
bank
Antonyms:
draw, draw off, take out, withdraw
remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
draw, take out
take liquid out of a container or well
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Types:
redeposit
deposit once again
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
2

n the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

Synonyms:
deposition
Types:
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electrodeposition
the deposition of a substance on an electrode by the action of electricity (especially by electrolysis)
pigmentation
the deposition of pigment in animals or plants or human beings
redeposition
deposition from one deposit to another
superposition
(geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
Type of:
accretion, accumulation
an increase by natural growth or addition

n the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

Synonyms:
alluviation, sedimentation
Types:
load, lode
a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
champion lode, mother lode
the main vein of ore in a deposit
Type of:
geological phenomenon
a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

n matter that has been deposited by some natural process

Synonyms:
sediment
Types:
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alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvion, alluvium
clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
dregs, settlings
sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
lees
the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
lick, salt lick
a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
evaporite
the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater
delta
a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
grounds
dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue
placer
an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
Type of:
matter
that which has mass and occupies space
3

n a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Synonyms:
depositary, depository, repository
Examples:
Hagia Sophia
a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
Louvre Museum
an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
Types:
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archive
a depository containing historical records and documents
bank, bank building
a building in which the business of banking transacted
drop
a central depository where things can be left or picked up
depository library, library
a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
lost-and-found
repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them
museum
a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
repertory
a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
sperm bank
a depository for storing sperm
depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse
a depository for goods
treasury
a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely
athenaeum, atheneum
a place where reading materials are available
chancery
an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records
dump
a place where supplies can be stored
garner, granary
a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
circulating library, lending library
library that provides books for use outside the building
magazine, powder magazine, powder store
a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
maildrop
a drop where mail can be deposited
railhead
a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution
science museum
a museum that collects and displays objects having scientific interest
treasure house
a storehouse for treasures
storage warehouse, warehouse
a storehouse for goods and merchandise
Type of:
facility, installation
a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

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