Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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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  • Marjayoun was once an entrepôt perched along routes of trade plied by Christians, Muslims, and Jews . . .

    Anthony Shadid, House of Stone (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2012)

    December 26, 2015

  • A very high proportion of the Latin books published during the century were produced in a small number of well-capitalized entrepôts—all of them well situated for distribution along Europe's major arteries of trade . . .

    Andrew Pettegree, "The Renaissance Library and the Challenge of Print," in Alice Crawford ed., The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2015), p. 86

    December 26, 2015

  • en·tre·pôt (ntr-p)
    n.
    1. A place where goods are stored or deposited and from which they are distributed.
    2. A trading or market center.

    May 21, 2009

  • Usage on flassadas.

    September 22, 2008

  • See also entrepot.

    January 5, 2007