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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Depot \De"pot\ (d[=e]"p[-o]; French d[asl]*p[=o]"; 277), n. [F.
d['e]p[^o]t, OF. depost, fr. L. depositum a deposit. See
1. A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse;
The islands of Guernsey and Jersey are at present
the great depots of this kingdom. --Brit. Critic
(a) A military station where stores and provisions are
kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
(b) (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.
3. A railway station; a building for the accommodation and
protection of railway passengers or freight. [U. S.]
Syn: See Station.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers
or goods [syn: terminal, terminus, depot]
2: a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the
docks" [syn: storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "depot":
archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bank, basement, bay, bin,
bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock,
cellar, chest, closet, conservatory, crate, crib, cupboard,
depository, dock, drawer, dump, exchequer, glory hole, godown,
hold, hutch, library, locker, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin,
magazine, rack, repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, shelf,
stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse,
storeroom, supply base, supply depot, tank, terminal, terminus,
treasure house, treasure room, treasury, vat, vault, warehouse,
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