(1)   The act of putting something somewhere
(2)   A facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
(3)   A payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met
(4)   Matter that has been deposited by some natural process
(5)   The phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
(6)   Money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use
"His deposit was refunded when he returned the car"
(7)   A partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later
(8)   Money deposited in a bank
(9)   The natural process of laying down a deposit of something


(10)   Fix, force, or implant
"Lodge a bullet in the table"
(11)   Put (something somewhere) firmly
"She posited her hand on his shoulder"
"Deposit the suitcase on the bench"
"Fix your eyes on this spot"
(12)   Put into a bank account
"She deposits her paycheck every month"


From depositus, past participle of deponere which is "to put down".


  1. Sediment or rock that is not native to its present location or is different from the surrounding material. Sometimes refers to ore or gems.
  2. asset that was left to the care of the other
  3. Money placed in an account.
  4. The act of placing money into an account.
  5. Anything left behind on a surface.
    a mineral deposit
    a deposit of seaweed on the shore
  6. A sum of money or other asset given as an initial payment, to show good faith, or to reserve something for purchase.
    They put a deposit on the apartment.


  1. To leave or adhere one material or item onto another.
    He deposited his gum on the bottom of the table.
  2. To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral.
  3. To put money or funds into an account.