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English noun: deposit

1. deposit (phenomenon) the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

Synonymsalluviation, sedimentation

Broader (hypernym)geological phenomenon

Narrower (hyponym)load, lode

2. deposit (object) matter that has been deposited by some natural process


Broader (hypernym)matter

Narrower (hyponym)alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvion, alluvium, dregs, evaporite, lees, lick, salt lick, settlings

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


Broader (hypernym)accretion, accumulation

Narrower (hyponym)electrodeposition, pigmentation, redeposition, superposition

4. deposit (possession) money deposited in a bank or some similar institution

Synonymsbank deposit

Broader (hypernym)fund, monetary fund

Narrower (hyponym)demand deposit

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

Synonymsdown payment

Broader (hypernym)payment

Narrower (hyponym)margin, security deposit

6. deposit (possession) money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use

SamplesHis deposit was refunded when he returned the car.

Broader (hypernym)security, surety

7. deposit (communication) a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met

Broader (hypernym)guarantee, warrant, warrantee, warranty

8. deposit (artifact) a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Synonymsdepositary, depository, repository

Broader (hypernym)facility, installation

Narrower (hyponym)archive, bank, bank building, depository library, depot, drop, entrepot, library, lost-and-found, museum, repertory, sperm bank, storage, store, storehouse, treasury

Part holonymstorage space

9. deposit (act) the act of putting something somewhere


Broader (hypernym)buildup

Narrower (hyponym)repositing, reposition, storage, warehousing

English verb: deposit

1. deposit (contact) put, fix, force, or implant

SamplesLodge a bullet in the table.
Stick your thumb in the crack.

Synonymslodge, stick, wedge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

Narrower (hyponym)redeposit

Antonymsdislodge, free

2. deposit (possession) put into a bank account

SamplesShe deposits her paycheck every month.

ExamplesThey deposit the money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)give

Narrower (hyponym)redeposit

Antonymsdraw off, take out, withdraw, draw

3. deposit (contact) put (something somewhere) firmly

SamplesShe posited her hand on his shoulder.
Deposit the suitcase on the bench.
Fix your eyes on this spot.

Synonymsfix, posit, situate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Narrower (hyponym)bury, sediment

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