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

  • n. A place where goods are stored or deposited and from which they are distributed.
  • n. A trading or market center.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A warehouse, depot.
  • n. A commercial center, a place where merchandise is sent for additional processing and distribution.
  • n. A point of entry for people, especially immigrants, into a city or country.


French, from entreposer, to store : entre, in, among (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + poser, to place (from Old French; see pose1).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French entreposer ("to store") (Wiktionary)


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