deposited; deposits; depositing

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.

Definitions of deposit
  1. noun
    the act of putting something somewhere
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    repositing, reposition, storage, warehousing
    depositing in a warehouse
    accumulating and storing a reserve supply
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    the act of building up an accumulation
  2. noun
    money deposited in a bank or some similar institution
    synonyms: bank deposit
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    demand deposit
    a bank deposit from which withdrawals can be made without notice
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    fund, monetary fund
    a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
  3. noun
    money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use
    “his deposit was refunded when he returned the car”
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    security, surety
    property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
  4. noun
    a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later
    synonyms: down payment
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    margin, security deposit
    the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
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    a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
  5. noun
    a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met
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    guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty
    a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
  6. verb
    put (something somewhere) firmly
    deposit the suitcase on the bench”
    synonyms: fix, posit, situate
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    place in the earth and cover with soil
    deposit as a sediment
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  7. verb
    put, fix, force, or implant
    synonyms: lodge, stick, wedge
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    dislodge, free
    remove or force out from a position
    deposit anew
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    fasten, fix, secure
    cause to be firmly attached
  8. verb
    put into a bank account
    “She deposits her paycheck every month”
    synonyms: bank
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    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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    deposit once again
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    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
  9. noun
    the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
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    the deposition of a substance on an electrode by the action of electricity (especially by electrolysis)
    natural coloring
    deposition from one deposit to another
    (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
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    accretion, accumulation
    an increase by natural growth or addition
  10. noun
    the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    synonyms: alluviation, sedimentation
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    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
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    geological phenomenon
    a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
  11. noun
    matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    synonyms: sediment
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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
    the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
    lick, salt lick
    a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
    the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater
    a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
    dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue
    an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
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    that which has mass and occupies space
  12. noun
    a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
    synonyms: depositary, depository, repository
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    a depository containing historical records and documents
    bank, bank building
    a building in which the business of banking transacted
    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
    repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them
    a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
    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
    a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely
    athenaeum, atheneum
    a place where reading materials are available
    an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records
    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
    a drop where mail can be deposited
    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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