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Definition of Deposit

Deposit

  1. To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
  2. To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
  3. To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order.
  4. To lay aside; to rid one's self of.
  5. That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).
  6. A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation.
  7. That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security.
  8. A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor.
  9. Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing.
  10. A place of deposit; a depository.

Deposit Quotations

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It's not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It's the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is 'Delete.'
Elayne Boosler

Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
Dan Quayle

The only rich person is a person who is rich in spirit. I have no money deposit. I have only beauty deposit.
Imelda Marcos

When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring - and where the sea might deposit you - until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure.
Andrew O'Hagan

If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
Woody Allen
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Deposit Translations

deposit in Afrikaans is deponeer
deposit in Dutch is afgeven, deponeren, in bewaring geven
deposit in Finnish is tallettaa
deposit in German is Ablagerung {f}, ablagern, deponieren, Ablage {f}
deposit in Italian is pagare, depositare, incluso
deposit in Norwegian is innskudd, deponere, avleiring, depositum
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