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de·pos·i·to·ry

 (dĭ-pŏz′ĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. de·pos·i·to·ries
A place where something is deposited, as for storage or safekeeping; a repository.

depository

(dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Commerce) a store, such as a warehouse, for furniture, valuables, etc; repository
2. a variant spelling of depositary1
[C17 (in the sense: place of a deposit): from Medieval Latin dēpositōrium; C18 (in the sense: depositary): see deposit, -ory1]

de•pos•i•to•ry

(dɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a place where something is deposited or stored, as for safekeeping: the night depository of a bank.
2. a depositary; trustee.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depository - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeepingdepository - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
archive - a depository containing historical records and documents
bank building, bank - a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
drop - a central depository where things can be left or picked up
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
lost-and-found - repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them
museum - a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
repertory - a storehouse where a stock of things is kept
sperm bank - a depository for storing sperm
storage space - the area in any structure that provides space for storage
storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store - a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
treasury - a depository (a room or building) where wealth and precious objects can be kept safely

depository

noun storehouse, store, warehouse, depot, repository, safe-deposit box They have 2,500 tons of paper stored in their depository.

depository

noun
A place where something is deposited for safekeeping:
Translations

depository

[dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ]
A. N (= storage place) → almacén m (fig) (= person) → depositario/a m/f
B. CPD depository library N (US) → biblioteca f de depósito

depository

[dɪˈpɒzɪtəri] n (= place) → dépôt mdeposit slip n (for payment into bank account)bulletin m de versement

depository

nVerwahrungsort m; (= warehouse)Lagerhaus nt

depository

[dɪˈpɒzɪtrɪ] n
a. (place) → deposito
b. (person) → depositario/a
References in classic literature ?
The man whistled to the boy, and offered him part of a stick of candy, which he eagerly grabbed at, and very soon had it in a baby's general depository, to wit, his mouth.
The garret, built to be a depository for firewood and the like, was dim and dark: for, the window of dormer shape, was in truth a door in the roof, with a little crane over it for the hoisting up of stores from the street: unglazed, and closing up the middle in two pieces, like any other door of French construction.
I protest, Senor Don Quixote," said Don Diego, "everything you have said and done is proved correct by the test of reason itself; and I believe, if the laws and ordinances of knight-errantry should be lost, they might be found in your worship's breast as in their own proper depository and muniment-house; but let us make haste, and reach my village, where you shall take rest after your late exertions; for if they have not been of the body they have been of the spirit, and these sometimes tend to produce bodily fatigue.
My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast.
With all these concessions, two hundred and seventy-nine persons only will be the depository of the safety, interest, and happiness of eight millions that is to say, there will be one representative only to maintain the rights and explain the situation of TWENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND SEVENTY constitutents, in an assembly exposed to the whole force of executive influence, and extending its authority to every object of legislation within a nation whose affairs are in the highest degree diversified and complicated.
The abbe smiled, and, proceeding to the disused fireplace, raised, by the help of his chisel, a long stone, which had doubtless been the hearth, beneath which was a cavity of considerable depth, serving as a safe depository of the articles mentioned to Dantes.
It is derived from the French word "cacher", to conceal, and originated among the early colonists of Canada and Louisiana; but the secret depository which it designates was in use among the aboriginals long before the intrusion of the white men.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He is surrounded by a mysterious halo of family confidences, of which he is known to be the silent depository.
On leaving the grocer's shop, they saw a coach, the future depository of the charms of Mademoiselle Truchen and Planchet's bags of crowns.
The counsels of Mahtoree, however, on whom so much of the policy of his people depended, lay deep in the depository of his own thoughts.
Meanwhile, the other man sat very composedly in his vehicle, which was a kind of chaise with a depository for a large bag of tools, and watched his proceedings with a careful eye.

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