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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  {Deposit},  n.] 
  1.  A  place  of  deposit  for  the  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  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depot 
  n  1:  where  transport  vehicles  load  or  unload  passengers  or  goods 
  [syn:  {terminal},  {terminus}] 
  2:  a  depository  for  goods;  "storehouses  were  built  close  to  the 
  docks"  [syn:  {storehouse},  {entrepot},  {storage},  {store}] 




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