(noun, verb)


1. the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

Similar word(s): alluviation, sedimentation

Definition categories: phenomenon

2. matter that has been deposited by some natural process

Similar word(s): sediment

Definition categories: object, matter

3. the natural process of laying down a deposit of something

Similar word(s): deposition

Definition categories: process, accretion, accumulation

4. money deposited in a bank or some similar institution

Definition categories: possession, fund

5. a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later

Definition categories: possession, payment

6. money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use

- his deposit was refunded when he returned the car

Definition categories: possession, security, surety

7. a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met

Definition categories: communication, guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty

8. a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Similar word(s): depositary, depository, repository

Definition categories: man–made, facility, installation

9. the act of putting something somewhere

Similar word(s): deposition

Definition categories: act, buildup

Sentences with deposit as a noun:

- a mineral deposit

- a deposit of seaweed on the shore

- They put a deposit on the apartment.


1. put, fix, force, or implant

Similar word(s): lodge, stick, wedge

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

2. put into a bank account

- She deposits her paycheck every month

Similar word(s): bank

Definition categories: possession, give

3. put (something somewhere) firmly

- deposit the suitcase on the bench

Similar word(s): fix, posit, situate

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Sentences with deposit as a verb:

- A crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand.

- The waters deposited a rich alluvium.

- to deposit goods in a warehouse