depot

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Depot \De"pot\ (d[=e]"p[-o]; French d[asl]*p[=o]"; 277), noun [F. d['e]p[^o]t, OF. depost, fr. L. depositum a deposit. See {Deposit}, noun]

1. A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.

The islands of Guernsey and Jersey are at present the great depots of this kingdom. --Brit. Critic (1794).

2. (Mil.) (a) A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled. (b) (Eng. & France) The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.

3. A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight. [U. S.]

Syn: See {Station}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

depot

noun

1: station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods [syn: {terminal}, {terminus}, {depot}]

2: a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks" [syn: {storehouse}, {depot}, {entrepot}, {storage}, {store}]


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