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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).]
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(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]
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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)]
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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
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[ˈɒntrəpəʊ] N (= town) → centro m comercial, centro m de distribución; (= warehouse) → almacén m, depósito m
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n (= warehouse)Lagerhalle f; (= port)Umschlaghafen m
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(ˈontrəpəu) noun
a seaport through which exports and imports pass without incurring duty. Singapore is an entrepot.
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Flat, offering nothing but a tiny bay for the convenience of embarkation, and under the protection of the governor, who went shares with them, smugglers made use of it as a provisional entrepot , at the expense of not killing the game or devastating the garden.
The BOI said that it had permitted the company in May 2014 to operate an integrated logistics center and entrepot trading as permitted activities within the Katunayake Export Processing Zone.
Central to that interpretation is the insight that, while from the late eighteenth century to around the turn of the twentieth the port of Penang served primarily as an entrepot, it subsequently took on a second and simultaneous function.
The developing Iranian port of Chabahar would have allowed Afghanistan to provide the Central Asian Republics a route to the sea, but now that it has been hit by US sanctions, the prospects decline, and Afghanistan will need to use Gwadar as a substitute, not just in its role as an entrepot for Central Asia, but for its own trade needs.
Chen explained that even though most of the exhibits originated from China, Japan, and Southeast Asian nations, those exhibits, along with other goods, had to be delivered to Taiwan, whose southern city of Tainan was then occupied by the Dutch and served as an entrepot for them, before they were sent back to Europe.
Long before the Pacific Ocean became a major, super-busy nautical route between Asia and the Americas, Manila was the main entrepot that connected China with the Americas.
We have invested our resources over the last few years to promote our events and Bahrain as the business entrepot across a number of target markets," comments Jubran Abdulrahman, MD, Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions, organizers of the show.
Back then, NOL was ranked among the five largest global carriers - in a business harking back to Singapore's origins as an entrepot, or transshipment, port.
"Settled by my forebears," Pulitzer prize winning reporter Anthony Shadid wrote in his book 'House of Stone', "Marjayoun was once an entrepot perched along routes of trade plied by Christians, Muslims and Jews which stitched together the tapestry of an older Middle East.
A white motorboat ties up at the quay on Ibo, and an immaculately dressed South African family disembark to wander through the ruins of this former trading entrepot off the northern Mozambique coast.
Un entrepot destine a la vente du carburant de contrebande a ete ravage par un incendie qui s'est declenche dimanche a Jemmal dans le gouvernorat de Monastir, rapporte Jawhara Fm.
And yet we have been hearing vociferously from the present movers and shakers of Islamabad of turning Balochistan into a hub of a bustling international trade corridor and its prized port of Gwadar into a booming entrepot of regional trading and commerce.

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