Definition of depository in English:

depository

Line breaks: de|posi|tory
Pronunciation: /dɪˈpɒzɪt(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural depositories)

1A place where things are stored: Irish libraries became depositories for material from all over the world
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  • Those who think otherwise should visit some of the recycling stations, to see the miscellaneous rubbish which is dumped in an assortment of sacks and bags, beside the bottle banks and paper depositories.
  • Public libraries quickly became centralized depositories for important public texts and artifacts.
  • It was also said that the work of investigators was being hampered by a refusal by museum staff to provide inventories, to reveal the location of safe depositories, and to open storerooms.
Synonyms
repository, cache, store, storage place, storeroom, storehouse, warehouse, depot; vault, strongroom, safe, safe deposit, safety deposit, bank, treasure house, treasury; container, receptacle; in the Far Eastgodown
informal lock-up
archaic garner
2 variant spelling of depositary.

Origin

mid 17th century (denoting a depositary): from late Latin depositorium, from deposit- 'laid aside', from the verb deponere (see deposit).

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