AskDefine | Define depot

Dictionary Definition



1 station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods [syn: terminal, terminus]
2 a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks" [syn: storehouse, entrepot, storage, store]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Depot



děpō, and always in the US: dēpō


from French dépôt, from Old French depost, from Medieval Latin depositum, from Latin, neuter of deponere


  1. a warehouse or similar storage facility
  2. a bus or railway station
  3. a place where military recruits are assembled before being sent to active units


a warehouse or similar storage facility
a bus or railway station
a place where military recruits are assembled before being sent to active units

Extensive Definition

Depot (děpō or dēpō) is from the French dépôt which means a deposit (as in geology or banking) or a storehouse. In English, depot can mean any one of a number of things, with minor variances between the different English speaking countries:




  • In medical terms, a depot injection is a long-acting formulation of an injectable drug.


depot in Danish: Depot
depot in German: Depot
depot in Russian: Депо
depot in French: Dépôt
depot in Spanish: Depósito
depot in Italian: Deposito
depot in Portuguese: Depósito

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellar, chest, closet, conservatory, crate, crib, cupboard, depository, dock, drawer, dump, exchequer, glory hole, godown, hold, hutch, library, locker, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, rack, repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, shelf, stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, supply base, supply depot, tank, terminal, terminus, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, vat, vault, warehouse, wine cellar
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