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de·pos·it

deposit

 
 
pronunciation:
dih pa ziht
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deposits, depositing, deposited
definition 1: to hand over to a bank or other safe place.
I deposited all my birthday money at the bank.
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
credit, save, stow
definition 2: to put down or place.
The ocean waves deposit shells on the beach.Every day, he deposits his pennies in a jar on the dresser.
synonyms:
drop, lay, put
similar words:
dump, leave, place, set
definition 3: to place in the coin slot of a machine.
You need to deposit three quarters to get a soda from the machine.
synonyms:
insert
similar words:
place, put
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: money that has been put in a bank, or anything that has been put somewhere and allowed to remain.
I made a deposit of fifty dollars in my savings account.The snowplow left a huge deposit of snow by the garage.
synonyms:
accumulation, funds, mass, sediment
similar words:
credit, dregs, silt
definition 2: a large amount of a natural substance found beneath the ground.
Large deposits of oil were discovered in Alaska.
synonyms:
lode, vein
definition 3: a payment that is one part of all the money that is owed for something. A deposit is a first payment and the rest of the money is to be paid later.
They put a deposit on the house they wanted to buy.
synonyms:
installment, payment
definition 4: money handed over in order to use or borrow something. The money is returned when the thing is given back in good condition.
Jamal's dad got his deposit back when he returned the power tools he rented.
similar words:
guarantee
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