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1 deposit /dɪˈpɑːzət/ verb
deposits; deposited; depositing
1 deposit
deposits; deposited; depositing
Learner's definition of DEPOSIT
[+ object]
: to put (money) in a bank account存(钱);将(钱)存入银行
somewhat formal : to put or leave (someone or something) in a particular place寄存;存放;放置
: to leave an amount of (something, such as sand, snow, or mud) on a surface or area especially over a period of time使沉积;使沉淀;使淤积

— depositor

/dɪˈpɑːzətɚ/ noun, plural depositors [count]
2 deposit /dɪˈpɑːzət/ noun
plural deposits
2 deposit
plural deposits
Learner's definition of DEPOSIT
: an amount of money that is put in a bank account存款
opposite withdrawal; see also direct deposit, safe-deposit box
: money that you give someone when you agree to buy something (such as a house or car)订金;订钱
◊ A deposit shows that there is an agreement between a buyer and seller. When the sale is made final, the seller keeps the deposit as the first payment.订金表明买卖双方订有协议,一旦交易达成,订金将作为首付款归卖方所有。
: money that you pay when you buy or rent something and that you can get back if you return the thing or leave it in good condition押金
see also security deposit
: an amount of something (such as sand, snow, or mud) that has formed or been left on a surface or area over a period of time沉积物;沉淀物
: an amount of a substance (such as oil or coal) that exists naturally in the ground(地下自然形成的)沉积物,沉积层

on deposit

◊ Money that has been put in a bank is on deposit.存款


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de·​pos·​it di-ˈpä-zət How to pronounce deposit (audio)
deposited di-ˈpä-zə-təd How to pronounce deposit (audio)
; depositing di-ˈpä-zə-tiŋ How to pronounce deposit (audio)

transitive verb

: to place especially for safekeeping or as a pledge
depositing her tools in the trunk of the car
especially, economics : to put in a bank
having your paycheck automatically deposited into your bank account
: to lay down : place
deposited himself in the chair next to me
: to let fall (something, such as sediment)
layers of mud that had been deposited by the flood

intransitive verb

: to become deposited
di-ˈpä-zə-tər How to pronounce deposit (audio)


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: the state of being deposited
: something placed for safekeeping: such as
: money deposited in a bank
making a deposit or a withdrawal
a deposit of $3,000
: money given as a pledge or down payment
put down a deposit on a new house
: a place of deposit : depository
: an act of laying or putting something or someone down : an act of depositing
the deposit of boulders by ancient glaciers
: something laid down
especially : matter deposited by a natural process
sandy deposits at the river's mouth
fatty deposits in the arteries
geology : a natural accumulation (as of iron ore, coal, or gas)

Example Sentences

Verb Your paycheck will be automatically deposited into your account. I deposited over $3,000 this afternoon. Please deposit your things in your room and return to the hotel lobby. The taxi deposited us at the train station. Noun Our records show that she made a large deposit to her account earlier in the month. If you return that empty soda can, you'll get back the five-cent deposit you paid when you bought the soda. The rental car company requires a deposit for drivers under the age of 25. a deposit of mud left by the flood He had surgery to remove calcium deposits from his knee. the buildup of fat deposits in the arteries Their company has discovered new oil deposits below the ocean floor. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Pugh then spoke with a third bank employee who also said the check was fraudulent and because of that the bankback would not allow Pugh to open an account and deposit the check. Meron Moges-gerbi, CNN, 10 Sep. 2022 The man alleged that employees refused to deposit his check, citing possible fraud, and called the police. Julian Mark, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2022 The scammers tell the victims to deposit the check, keep their share and wire the rest to another company that will wrap the car. Ron Hurtibise, Sun Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022 Players who sign up, deposit $10+ and wager $10+ on any market will also receive 1,000 Tier Credits and 1,000 Reward Credits for the Caesars Rewards program. Xl Media, cleveland, 8 Sep. 2022 Lizzie Pugh, 71, tried to deposit the check April 11 at one of the bank's Livonia branches, according to the suit, filed Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court for Eastern Michigan. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 7 Sep. 2022 Unlike regular cash ATMs which allow users to withdraw and deposit money to their bank accounts, crypto ATMs are designed to allow users to purchase cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin with cash or by using a QR code. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 So, figuring out how to deposit metal evenly has been a big hurdle. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 24 Aug. 2022 And on small, mixed farms, animals that graze widely and then deposit their manure in the farmyard can help to concentrate nutrients for use as fertilizer in the family’s garden. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Aug. 2022
The study suggests the species lived mainly in swampy forests, as did the discovery of the fossilized teeth in a coal deposit. Tom Metcalfe, NBC News, 1 Aug. 2022 Stablecoins typically peg themselves to the dollar and hold a reserve of actual dollars in a bank deposit to redeem the coins. Greg Ip, WSJ, 18 May 2022 At 26 years old and after six years of friendship, the university friends invested £26,000 in the deposit for a dilapidated two-bedroom house that launched them onto the property ladder. Lydia Spencer-elliot, refinery29.com, 25 Apr. 2022 Over time, a tooth may erode out of the original area where it was deposited and find itself in a new deposit, away from the rest of the remains. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 19 Mar. 2022 Virgin Galactic began selling for their flight last month and will cost customers $450,000 with an initial deposit of $150,000, the company previously told PEOPLE. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 3 Mar. 2022 During of Uppsala University excavates a paddlefish fossil in the Tanis deposit. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 Feb. 2022 If the bill passes, the state would make an initial deposit of $4,000 for eligible children under 10 and $8,000 for eligible children over 10. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 11 Feb. 2022 Those interested in joining the flight can put in a deposit starting today with just $500. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

Word History


Verb and Noun

Latin depositus, past participle of deponere — see depose

First Known Use


1624, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1


1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of deposit was in 1621


1money paid into a bank account存款ADJECTIVE | VERB + DEPOSIT | DEPOSIT + NOUN ADJECTIVEbank, building-society (BrE) 銀行存款;建房互助協會存款Bank deposits have increased by 2.3%.銀行存款增加了 2.3%。cash現金存款direct (NAmE) 直接存款dollar, sterling, etc.美元、英鎊等存款VERB + DEPOSITmake存入款項She made a deposit of £60 into her account.她往賬戶裏存了 60 英鎊。DEPOSIT + NOUNaccount (BrE) 存款賬戶


2money which is the first payment for sth定金VERB + DEPOSIT | PREPOSITION VERB + DEPOSITpay, put down付訂金PREPOSITIONdeposit on為⋯交納的訂金We've put down the deposit on our new car.我們已經支付了新車的訂金。


3money paid when you rent sth押金ADJECTIVE | VERB + DEPOSIT | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVErefundable, returnable (BrE) 可退還的押金All deposits are refundable.押金將全數退還。non-refundable, non-returnable (BrE) 不可退還的押金security保證金VERB + DEPOSITgive (sb), leave (sb), pay (sb)給(某人)/留給(某人)/付給(某人)押金You have to pay a deposit of $1 200 as well as two months' rent.你得交 1,200 美元的押金和兩個月的租金。require需要交押金get back拿回押金You'll get back your deposit once we've checked the bikes are all right.我們檢查自行車沒問題後你就可以取回押金。forfeit, lose被沒收/喪失押金If furniture is damaged, you will forfeit your deposit.如果傢具受損,你的押金會被沒收。PREPOSITIONdeposit on為⋯做擔保的押金I had to leave a €50 deposit on the bike.我不得不留下 50 歐元作為自行車的押金。


4layer of sth⋯層ADJECTIVE | VERB + DEPOSIT ADJECTIVElarge儲量大的礦牀rich肥沃的沉積層;儲量豐富的礦牀thick, thin厚厚的/薄薄的沉積層The floods left a thick deposit of mud over the fields.洪水過後,田地裏留下了厚厚的一層泥漿。gas, mineral, oil, ore, etc.天然氣礦牀、礦牀、石油礦牀等an area with large mineral deposits礦物儲量大的地區glacial, sedimentary冰河沉積;沉積礦牀calcium鈣沉積fat, fatty脂肪沉積VERB + DEPOSITcontain, have含有/擁有礦牀The region has many deposits of valuable oil.這一地區有很多珍貴的石油礦藏。form, leave形成/留下沉積層find發現沉積層remove移除沉積層

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