Definition of depot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdepəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːpoʊ//
    Railway tracks and stations, Train and bus travel
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  1. 1a place where large amounts of food, goods or equipment are stored an arms depot
  2. 2(British English) a place where buses or other vehicles are kept and repaired
  3. 3(North American English) a small station where trains or buses stop See related entries: Railway tracks and stations, Train and bus travel
  4. Word Originlate 18th cent. (in the sense ‘act of depositing’): from French dépôt, from Latin depositum ‘something deposited’from Latin deposit- ‘laid aside’, from the verb deponere.Extra examples an explosion at an arms depot on its way back to the bus depot The bus depot is on Lincoln Avenue. The company also has access to a large storage depot on the outskirts of the city. The museum is in the old railroad depot building.
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