Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A railroad or bus station.
  • noun A warehouse or storehouse.
  • noun A storage installation for military equipment and supplies.
  • noun A station for assembling military recruits and forwarding them to active units.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Milit.: A place where military prisoners are confined.
  • noun A place of deposit; a depository; a warehouse or storehouse for receiving goods for storage, sale, or transfer, as on a railroad or other line of transportation.
  • noun Specifically A railroad-station; a building for the accommodation and shelter of passengers and the receipt and transfer of freight by railroad.
  • noun Milit.: A military magazine, as a fort, where stores, ammunition, etc., are deposited; or a station where recruits for different regiments are received and drilled, and where soldiers who cannot accompany their regiments remain.
  • noun The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and whence they are distributed.
  • noun In Great Britain, that portion of a battalion, generally consisting of two companies, which remains at home when the rest are ordered on foreign service.
  • noun In fortification, a particular place at the tail of the trenches, out of the reach of the cannon of the place, where the troops generally assemble who are ordered to attack the outworks.
  • noun Sometimes written with the French accents, dépôt or depôt.
  • noun Synonyms Depot, Station, Freight-house. In the United States, at first the places for landing railroad-passengers and -freight were called depots, passenger-depots, freight-depots; but the use of station for the landing-place of passengers is gradually increasing, while freight-house is the most common word for a separate storage-place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.
  • noun A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
  • noun (Eng. & France) The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.
  • noun United States A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a warehouse or similar storage facility
  • noun US a bus or railway station
  • noun a place where military recruits are assembled before being sent to active units

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

  • noun a depository for goods
  • noun station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

Etymologies

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

[French dépôt, from Old French depost, from Latin dēpositum, something deposited, from neuter past participle of dēpōnere, to put down, deposit; see depone.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French dépôt, from Old French depost, from Medieval Latin dēpositum, from Latin, participle of dēpōnō, dēpōnere.

Examples

  • The Beachwood Historical Alliance has been collecting photographs of that borough's train depot, shown here shortly before its demolition in the early 1960s, in an effort to bring it back to life as a comfort station on the trail.

    2010 July 10 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Read on and imagine a future Beachwood that could include an historic downtown with wider sidewalks, benches, streetlights, native trees and a bike path leading straight off the county rail trail from a rebuilt borough train depot/rail trail visitor center to the waterfront docks, beach and Mayo Park.

    Case Study: Monmouth County Historic Sites Receive Preservation Funds « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • One of the final stops on the grand Einstein-Weizmann tour was Cleveland, where several thousands thronged the train depot to meet the visiting delegation.

    How Einstein Divided America's Jews

  • The Beachwood Historical Alliance has been collecting photographs of that borough's train depot, shown here shortly before its demolition in the early 1960s, in an effort to bring it back to life as a comfort station on the trail to potentially aid the borough's ailing downtown district.

    Rail Trail Celebration on Tap for Saturday « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • One of the final stops on the grand Einstein-Weizmann tour was Cleveland, where several thousands thronged the train depot to meet the visiting delegation.

    How Einstein Divided America's Jews

  • Early Tuesday evening, after Spooky and I picked Sonya up at the train depot, the three of us stopped off at Myopic Books in Wayland Square.

    "Je nage, mais les sons me suivent."

  • Read on and imagine a future Beachwood that could include an historic downtown with wider sidewalks, benches, streetlights, native trees and a bike path leading straight off the county rail trail from a rebuilt borough train depot/rail trail visitor center to the waterfront docks, beach and Mayo Park.

    2009 June 06 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Read on and imagine a future Beachwood that could include an historic downtown with wider sidewalks, benches, streetlights, native trees and a bike path leading straight off the county rail trail from a rebuilt borough train depot/rail trail visitor center to the waterfront docks, beach and Mayo Park.

    2009 June « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Today the site of the depot is partly occupied by an industrial estate, but there are remains to explore.

    When the US Army came to Ditton Priors

  • The Beachwood Historical Alliance has been collecting photographs of that borough's train depot, shown here shortly before its demolition in the early 1960s, in an effort to bring it back to life as a comfort station on the trail.

    2010 July « Beachwood Historical Alliance

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