Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
n. pl. de·pos·i·to·ries
A place where something is deposited, as for storage or safekeeping; a repository.
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]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||depository - 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
n → Verwahrungsort m; (= warehouse) → Lagerhaus nt
a. (place) → deposito
b. (person) → depositario/a