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Dictionary definition for: Deposit

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

2. (v) fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"

3. (n) matter deposited by some natural process

4. (v) put into a bank account; "She deposites her paycheck every month"

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

6. (v) put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder" "deposit the suitcase on the bench" "fix your eyes on this spot"

7. (n) money deposited in a bank

8. (n) a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later

9. (n) money given as security for an article acquired for temporary use; "his deposit was refunded when he returned the car"

10. (n) a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met

11. (n) a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

12. (n) the act of putting something somewhere

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