de·pos·it /dɪˈpɑzət/ 及物動詞
De·pos·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deposited; p. pr. & vb. n. Depositing.]
1. To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
The fear is deposited in conscience. --Jer. Taylor.
2. To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
3. To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order.
4. To lay aside; to rid one's self of. [Obs.]
If what is written prove useful to you, to the depositing that which I can not but deem an error. --Hammond.
Note: ☞ Both this verb and the noun following were formerly written deposite.
1. That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).
The deposit already formed affording to the succeeding portion of the charged fluid a basis. --Kirwan.
2. Mining A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation.
3. That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security.
4. Law (a) A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor. (b) Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing.
5. A place of deposit; a depository. [R.]
Bank of deposit. See under Bank.
In deposit, or On deposit, in trust or safe keeping as a deposit; as, coins were received on deposit.
n 1: the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating [syn: sedimentation,
2: matter deposited by some natural process [syn: sediment]
3: the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
4: money deposited in a bank [syn: bank deposit]
5: a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance
to be paid later [syn: down payment]
6: money given as security for an article acquired for
temporary use; "his deposit was refunded when he returned
7: a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be
8: a facility where things can be deposited for storage or
safekeeping [syn: depository, repository]
9: the act of putting something somewhere [syn: deposition]
v 1: fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table" [syn:
lodge, wedge, stick] [ant: dislodge]
2: put into a bank account; "She deposites her paycheck every
month" [syn: bank] [ant: withdraw]
3: put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on
his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix
your eyes on this spot" [syn: situate, fix, posit]