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Meaning of DEPOT

Pronunciation:  'deepow

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  1. [n]  a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
  2. [n]  station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

DEPOT is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: entrepot, storage, store, storehouse, terminal, terminus
 See Also: air terminal, airport terminal, bus depot, bus station, bus terminal, cathode, coach station, deposit, depository, garner, granary, magazine, powder magazine, powder store, railhead, railroad station, railroad terminal, railway station, repository, station, storage warehouse, subway station, train depot, train station, transit, transportation, transportation system, treasure house, warehouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De"pot\ (d[=e]"p[-o]; French d[asl]*p[=o]"; 277), n. [F.
d['e]p[^o]t, OF. depost, fr. L. depositum a deposit. See
{Deposit}, n.]
1. A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse;
   a storehouse.

         The islands of Guernsey and Jersey are at present
         the great depots of this kingdom.     --Brit. Critic

2. (Mil.)
   (a) A military station where stores and provisions are
       kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
   (b) (Eng. & France) The headquarters of a regiment, where
       all supplies are received and distributed, recruits
       are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled
       soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the
       regiment are provided for.

3. A railway station; a building for the accommodation and
   protection of railway passengers or freight. [U. S.]

Syn: See {Station}.

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