depot

[dee-poh; Military or British dep-oh]
noun
1.
a railroad station.
2.
a bus station.
3.
Military.
a.
a place in which supplies and materials are stored for distribution.
b.
(formerly) a place where recruits are assembled for classification, initial training, and assignment to active units.
4.
a storehouse or warehouse, as a building where freight is deposited.
5.
Physiology. a place where body products not actively involved in metabolic processes are accumulated, deposited, or stored.

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

subdepot, noun


1, 2. terminal.
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depot (ˈdɛpəʊ, US, Canadian ˈdiːpəʊ)
 
n
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
 
adj
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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depot
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 for depots
In the autumn the dried cod was stored in depots and sometimes used as payment.
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