Deposit De*pos"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deposited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depositing}.] [L. depositus, p. p. of deponere. See {Depone}, and cf. {Deposit}, n.] 1. To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium. [1913 Webster]

The fear is deposited in conscience. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse. [1913 Webster]

3. To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order. [1913 Webster]

4. To lay aside; to rid one's self of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

If what is written prove useful to you, to the depositing that which I can not but deem an error. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

Note: Both this verb and the noun following were formerly written {deposite}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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