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1. A place where goods are stored or deposited and from which they are distributed.
2. A trading or market center.

[French, from entreposer, to store : entre, in, among (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + poser, to place (from Old French; see pose1).]


(French ɑ̃trəpo)
1. (Commerce) a warehouse for commercial goods
2. (Commerce)
a. a trading centre or port at a geographically convenient location, at which goods are imported and re-exported without incurring liability for duty
b. (as modifier): an entrepôt trade.
[C18: French, from entreposer to put in, from entre- between, inter- + poser to place (see pose1); formed on the model of depot]


or en•tre•pot

(ˈɑn trəˌpoʊ, ɑ̃ˈ-)

1. a warehouse.
2. a center where goods are received for distribution, transshipment, or repackaging.
[1715–25; < French, =entre inter- + pôt < Latin positum, n. use of neuter past participle of pōnere to put, place (modeled on dépôt depot)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entrepot - a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import dutiesentrepot - a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import duties; "Bahrain has been an entrepot of trade between Arabia and India since the second millennium BC"
port - a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
2.entrepot - a depository for goodsentrepot - 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
مُسْتَوْدَع بَضائِع
szabad kikötõ
slobodný prístav
antrepoara depo


[ˈɒntrəpəʊ] N (= town) → centro m comercial, centro m de distribución; (= warehouse) → almacén m, depósito m


n (= warehouse)Lagerhalle f; (= port)Umschlaghafen m


(ˈontrəpəu) noun
a seaport through which exports and imports pass without incurring duty. Singapore is an entrepot.
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