De"pot (?), n. [F. d'epot, OF. depost, fr. L. depositum a deposit. See Deposit, n.]


A place of deposit storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.

The islands of Guernsey and Jersey are at present the great depots of this kingdom. Brit Critic (1794).

2. Mil. (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 recieved 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.


A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passenges or freight.

[U. S.]

Syn. -- See Station.


© Webster 1913.

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