What is deposit?

  • (noun): The phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating.
    Synonyms: sedimentation, alluviation
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "deposit":

  • (noun): Money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use.
    Example: "His deposit was refunded when he returned the car"
  • (noun): A partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later.
    Synonyms: down payment
  • (noun): The natural process of laying down a deposit of something.
    Synonyms: deposition
  • (verb): Put (something somewhere) firmly.
    Example: "Deposit the suitcase on the bench"
    Synonyms: situate, fix, posit
  • (noun): The act of putting something somewhere.
    Synonyms: deposition
  • (noun): A facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping.
    Synonyms: depository, repository
  • (noun): A payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met.
  • (noun): Matter deposited by some natural process.
    Synonyms: sediment
  • (verb): Put into a bank account.
    Synonyms: bank

Famous quotes containing the word deposit:

    A real life, a life that leaves a deposit in the shape of something alive.... It’s difficult to say what makes a life a real life.... You could also say it depends on a person being identical with himself.
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)