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.
The fear is deposited in
conscience. Jer. Taylor.
2. To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put
up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
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.
4. To lay aside; to rid one's self of.
If what is written prove useful to you, to the
depositing that which I can not but deem an
&fist; Both this verb and the noun following were formerly written
De*pos"it, n. [L. depositum, fr.
depositus, p. p. of deponere: cf. F.
dépôt, OF. depost. See Deposit,
v. t., and cf. Depot.] 1.
That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a
deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a
solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is
mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of
The deposit already formed affording to the
succeeding portion of the charged fluid a basis.
2. (Mining) A natural occurrence of a
useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation.
3. That which is placed anywhere, or in any
one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of
another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order;
anything given as pledge or security.
4. (Law) (a) A
bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the
bailor. (b) Money lodged with a party as
earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the
5. A place of deposit; a depository.
Bank of deposit. See under Bank.
-- In deposit, or On deposit,
in trust or safe keeping as a deposit; as, coins were received