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de·pot

 (dē′pō, dĕp′ō)
n.
1. A railroad or bus station.
2. A warehouse or storehouse.
3.
a. A storage installation for military equipment and supplies.
b. A station for assembling military recruits and forwarding them to active units.

[French dépôt, from Old French depost, from Latin dēpositum, something deposited, from neuter past participle of dēpōnere, to put down, deposit; see depone.]

depot

(ˈdɛpəʊ; US Canadian ˈdiːpəʊ)
n
1. (Commerce) a storehouse or warehouse
2. (Military) military
a. a store for supplies
b. a training and holding centre for recruits and replacements
3. (Railways) chiefly Brit a building used for the storage and servicing of buses or railway engines
4. (Railways)
a. a bus or railway station
b. (as modifier): a depot manager.
adj
(Pharmacology) (of a drug or drug dose) designed for gradual release from the site of an injection so as to act over a long period
[C18: from French dépôt, from Latin dēpositum a deposit, trust]

de•pot

(ˈdi poʊ; Mil. or Brit. ˈdɛp oʊ)

n.
1. a railroad or bus station.
2.
a. a place in which supplies are stored for distribution.
b. a place where military recruits are given basic training.
[1785–95; < French]

depot

1. supply--An activity for the receipt, classification, storage, accounting, issue, maintenance, procurement, manufacture, assembly, research, salvage, or disposal of material.
2. personnel--An activity for the reception, processing, training, assignment, and forwarding of personnel replacements.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depot - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goodsdepot - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
air terminal, airport terminal - a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight
bus depot, bus station, bus terminal, coach station - a terminal that serves bus passengers
cathode - the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
railroad station, railroad terminal, railway station, train depot, train station - terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods
station - a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
subway station - a terminal where subways load and unload passengers
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
2.depot - a depository for goodsdepot - a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
dump - a place where supplies can be stored; "an ammunition dump"
garner, granary - a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
powder magazine, powder store, magazine - a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
railhead - a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution
treasure house - a storehouse for treasures
storage warehouse, warehouse - a storehouse for goods and merchandise

depot

noun
1. arsenal, warehouse, storehouse, repository, depository, dump a government arms depot
2. bus station, station, garage, terminus She was reunited with her boyfriend in the bus depot.
Translations
مَحَطَّة سِكَّه حَديديَّهمَحَطَّة قِيادهمُسْتَوْدَع
deposkladištěvelitelství
depotgarageanlæglagermagasinremise
ezredtörzsremíz
birgîageymslaherstöîmiîstöî
depasparkassandėlis
depokazarmasnoliktavaparksštāba mītne
veliteľstvo

depot

[ˈdepəʊ]
A. N (= storehouse) → almacén m, depósito m; (for vehicles) → parque m, cochera f; (= bus station) → terminal f (US) (Rail) → estación f (Mil) → depósito m
B. CPD depot ship Nbuque m nodriza

depot

[ˈdɛpəʊ] n
(= warehouse) → dépôt m
(British) (= bus garage) → dépôt m
(US) (= bus station) → gare f

depot

n
(= bus garage etc)Depot nt; (= store)Lager(haus) nt, → Depot nt
(US Rail) → Bahnhof m

depot

[ˈdɛpəʊ, ɒm ˈdiːpəʊ] n
a. (storehouse) → magazzino, deposito m merci inv (Brit) (bus garage) → deposito (Am) (railway station) → stazione f ferroviaria; (bus station) → stazione f degli autobus

depot

(ˈdepəu) , ((American) ˈdi:-) noun
1. a central warehouse where large amount of food, goods or equipment are stored. freight depot; oil storage depot.
2. (British) a place where vehicles are kept and repaired.
3. (American) a small station where buses, or trains stop.

depot

adj (pharm) de depósito
References in classic literature ?
The cities of Germany are absolutely free, they own but little country around them, and they yield obedience to the emperor when it suits them, nor do they fear this or any other power they may have near them, because they are fortified in such a way that every one thinks the taking of them by assault would be tedious and difficult, seeing they have proper ditches and walls, they have sufficient artillery, and they always keep in public depots enough for one year's eating, drinking, and firing.
I had seen two drays hauling the canvas and painted poles up from the depot.
He got his depot to-day, and he isn't sure but he thinks he wants another parkscape and a view on the Hudson.
On the way to the depot he saw nothing of those who saluted him.
You cannot pass into the waiting room of the depot till you have secured your ticket, and you cannot pass from its only exit till the train is at its threshold to receive you.
In the evening, there in town, I go to the post office or to the depot to see the train come in, and no one says anything to me.
Skeggs, the keeper of a depot on street, to await the auction, next day.
Hong Kong has beaten Macao in the struggle for the Chinese trade, and now the greater part of the transportation of Chinese goods finds its depot at the former place.
In a word, this favored port combines advantages which not only fit it for a grand naval depot, but almost render it capable of being made the dominant military post of these seas.
They were sons of the local clergy, of the officers at the Depot, and of such manufacturers or men of business as the old town possessed.
Gold is already coming down, nuggets of it, and he is opening a depot to buy all the mahogany and ivory in the country.
This had given him a glimpse of a profitable future, in which his village would serve as the one depot on the underground railway between Berande and Malaita.