deposit

deposit
de|pos|it1 W3 [dıˈpɔzıt US dıˈpa:-] n
1.) a part of the cost of something you are buying that you pay some time before you pay the rest of it
deposit of
A deposit of 10% is required.
put down a deposit (on sth)
(=pay a deposit)
We put down a deposit on a house last week.
2.) money that you pay when you rent something such as an apartment or car, which will be given back if you do not damage it
deposit of
We ask for one month's rent in advance, plus a deposit of $500.
3.) an amount of money that is paid into a bank account
≠ ↑withdrawal deposit into
I'd like to make a deposit (=pay some money) into my savings account.
4.) a layer of a mineral, metal etc that is left in soil or rocks through a natural process
deposit of
rich deposits of gold in the hills
5.) an amount or layer of a substance that gradually develops in a particular place
fatty deposits on the heart
6.) an amount of money paid by a ↑candidate in a political election in Britain, that is returned to them if they get enough votes
lose your deposit
(=not get enough votes)
deposit 2
deposit2 v
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: depositus, past participle of deponere; DEPOSE]
1.) [T always + adverb/preposition] formal
to put something down in a particular place
The female deposits her eggs directly into the water.
2.) [T]
to leave a layer of a substance on the surface of something, especially gradually
As the river slows down, it deposits a layer of soil.
3.) [T]
to put money or something valuable in a bank or other place where it will be safe
deposit sth in sth
You are advised to deposit your valuables in the hotel safe.
deposit sth with sb/sth
The dollars are then deposited with banks outside the USA.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Deposit — may refer to: Deposit (town), New York Deposit (village), New York Deposit account, a bank account that allows money to be deposited and withdrawn by the account holder Demand deposit, the funds held in demand deposit accounts in commercial banks …   Wikipedia

  • Deposit — De*pos it, n. [L. depositum, fr. depositus, p. p. of deponere: cf. F. d[ e]p[^o]t, OF. depost. See {Deposit}, v. t., and cf. {Depot}.] 1. That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deposit — n Deposit, precipitate, sediment, dregs, lees, grounds mean matter which settles to the bottom of or is let fall from suspension in a fluid (as air or water). Deposit, the most comprehensive term, refers to matter let fall by a natural or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • déposit — ● déposit nom masculin (anglais deposit, dépôt) En Bourse, synonyme de couverture. ● déposit (synonymes) nom masculin (anglais deposit, dépôt) Synonymes : couverture …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • deposit — ► NOUN 1) a sum of money placed in a bank or other account. 2) a sum payable as a first instalment or as a pledge. 3) a returnable sum paid to cover possible loss or damage. 4) a layer or body of accumulated matter. 5) the action or an act of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Deposit — De*pos it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deposited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depositing}.] [L. depositus, p. p. of deponere. See {Depone}, and cf. {Deposit}, n.] 1. To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deposit — Deposit, NY U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 1699 Housing Units (2000): 823 Land area (2000): 1.257708 sq. miles (3.257448 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.059620 sq. miles (0.154416 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.317328 sq. miles (3.411864… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Deposit, NY — U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 1699 Housing Units (2000): 823 Land area (2000): 1.257708 sq. miles (3.257448 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.059620 sq. miles (0.154416 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.317328 sq. miles (3.411864 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • deposit — [n1] down payment; money saved drop, installment, money in the bank, partial payment, pledge, retainer, security, stake, warranty; concepts 340,344 Ant. debit, withdrawal deposit [n2] accumulation of solid alluvium, delta, deposition, dregs,… …   New thesaurus

  • deposit — [dē päz′it, dipäz′it] vt. [< L depositus, pp. of deponere, to put down < de , down + ponere, to put: see POSITION] 1. to place or entrust for safekeeping 2. to put (money) in a bank, as for safekeeping or to earn interest 3. to put down as… …   English World dictionary

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