• Sediment or rock that is not native to its present location or is different from the surrounding material. Sometimes refers to ore or gems.
  • That which is placed anywhere, or in anyone's hands, for safekeeping; something entrusted to the care of another.
  • Money placed in an account.
  • Anything left behind on a surface.
  • A sum of money or other asset given as an initial payment, to show good faith, or to reserve something for purchase.
  • A sum of money given as a security for a borrowed item, which will be given back when the item is returned, e.g. a bottle deposit or can deposit
  • A place of deposit; a depository.


  • To lay down; to place; to put.
  • To lay up or away for safekeeping; to put up; to store.
  • To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral.
  • To put money or funds into an account.
  • To lay aside; to rid oneself of.


Opposite words


  • Borrowed from Latin depositus, past participle of depono. depot.

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