Depository

  • 1 depository — de·pos·i·to·ry /di pä zə ˌtōr ē/ n pl ries 1: a place where something is deposited esp. for safekeeping night depository; specif: a bank chosen for the depositing of government funds 2: depositary Merri …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Depository — De*pos i*to*ry ( t[ o]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Depositories} ( r[i^]z). 1. A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping; as, warehouse is a depository for goods; a clerk s office is a depository for records. [1913 Webster] 2. One with whom… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 depository — place where things are deposited, 1750, from M.L. depositorium, from deposit , pp. stem of L. deponere (see DEPOSIT (Cf. deposit)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 depository — [n] storage place archive, arsenal, bank, bunker, cache, collection, depot, gallery, magazine, museum, repertory, repository, safe, safe deposit box, store, storehouse, tomb, vault, warehouse; concept 435 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 depository — ► NOUN (pl. depositories) 1) a place where things are stored. 2) variant spelling of DEPOSITARY(Cf. ↑depositary) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 depository — [dē päz′ə tôr΄ē, dipäz′ə tôr΄ē] n. pl. depositories [LL depositorium: see DEPOSIT] 1. a place where things are put for safekeeping; storehouse 2. a trustee; depositary …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 depository — Institution responsible for safekeeping securities and ensuring that the decisions made by fund managers are lawful. A depository can delegate some of its functions, notably the safekeeping function, on a contractual basis to another institution… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 depository — /di poz i tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. depositories. 1. a place where something is deposited or stored, as for safekeeping: the night depository of a bank. 2. a depositary; trustee. adj. 3. of or pertaining to a depository or depositories: the… …

    Universalium

  • 9 Depository — On the simplest level, depository is used to refer to any place where something is deposited for storage or security purposes. More specifically, it can refer to a company, bank or an institution that holds and facilitates the exchange of… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 10 depository — [[t]dɪpɒ̱zɪtəri[/t]] depositories N COUNT A depository is a place where objects can be stored safely. They have 2,500 tons of paper stored in their depository …

    English dictionary

  • 11 depository — UK [dɪˈpɒzɪt(ə)rɪ] / US [dɪˈpɑzɪˌtɔrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms depository : singular depository plural depositories a place where something is stored …

    English dictionary

  • 12 depository — depositary, depository A depositary is a person or authority to whom something is entrusted, a trustee. A depository is (1) a storage place for furniture, books, etc., and (2) a source (normally a book or suchlike, occasionally a person) of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 depository — See depositary, depository …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 14 depository — Synonyms and related words: Fort Knox, archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, bursary, buttery, cargo dock, cash register, cashbox, cellar, chest, closet, coffer, coin box,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 depository — de|pos|i|to|ry [dıˈpɔzıtəri US dıˈpa:zıto:ri] n plural depositories a place where something can be safely kept >depository adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 depository — noun (C) a place where something can be safely kept depository adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 depository — noun a book depository Syn: repository, cache, store, storeroom, storehouse, warehouse; vault, strongroom, safe, treasury; container, receptacle …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 depository — de•pos•i•to•ry [[t]dɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) a place where something is deposited or stored, as for safekeeping: the night depository of a bank[/ex] 2) a depositary; trustee • Etymology: 1650–60; < ML …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 depository — A storehouse; a place where money or valuable articles are put for safekeeping; a depositary; an official custodian of monies or other property paid into court under order of court. 23 Am J2d Deposit In Ct § 4; a banking institution designated by …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 depository — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a storehouse for furniture etc. b a store (of wisdom, knowledge, etc.) (the book is a depository of wit). 2 = DEPOSITARY. Etymology: LL depositorium (as DEPOSIT) …

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