Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where something is deposited, as for storage or safekeeping; a repository.
  • n. A trustee; a depositary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where something is deposited, as for storage, safekeeping, or preservation; a repository.
  • n. A trustee; a depositary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping
  • n. One with whom something is deposited; a depositary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where anything is lodged for safe keeping: as, a warehouse is a depository for goods.
  • n. [Prop. depositary.] A person to whom a thing is intrusted for safe-keeping; a depositary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Etymologies

From Medieval Latin depositorium, from Latin depositum, past participle of depono (Wiktionary)

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