[dee-poh; Military or British dep-oh]
a railroad station.
a bus station.
a place in which supplies and materials are stored for distribution.
(formerly) a place where recruits are assembled for classification, initial training, and assignment to active units.
a storehouse or warehouse, as a building where freight is deposited.
Physiology. a place where body products not actively involved in metabolic processes are accumulated, deposited, or stored.

1785–95; < French dépot < Latin dēpositum, noun use of neuter of dēpositus; see deposit

subdepot, noun

1, 2. terminal. Unabridged
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depot (ˈdɛpəʊ, US, Canadian ˈdiːpəʊ)
1.  a storehouse or warehouse
2.  military
 a.  a store for supplies
 b.  a training and holding centre for recruits and replacements
3.  chiefly (Brit) a building used for the storage and servicing of buses or railway engines
4.  (US), (Canadian)
 a.  a bus or railway station
 b.  (as modifier): a depot manager
5.  (of a drug or drug dose) designed for gradual release from the site of an injection so as to act over a long period
[C18: from French dépôt, from Latin dēpositum a deposit, trust]

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Word Origin & History

1795, "warehouse," from Fr. dépôt "a deposit, place of deposit," from O.Fr. depost "a deposit or pledge," from L. depositum "a deposit," neut. pp. of deponere "lay aside" (see deposit). Military sense is from 1798; meaning "railway station" is first recorded 1842, Amer.Eng.
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Example sentences
The team had arrived a day earlier, taking up position near a large underground
However, the businesses in my college town are working to add a train stop at
  our old depot.
The bombs went off at two small hotels and a gas depot.
The railroad company accepted the rights and these three gentlemen gave one one
  hundred acres for the town and depot.
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