Translation of depot in Spanish:

depot

Pronunciation: /ˈdiːpəʊ; ˈdepəʊ/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (storehouse) depósito (masculine), almacén (masculine)
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    • He says the government is trying to secure loans to build granaries and depots to store food to help the people through difficult times.
    • A food storage depot was looted and burned down during the night and businesses were badly hit by the tense atmosphere yesterday.
    • They have prevented the government building granaries and food depots that could store grain from one year to the next.
    1.2 [Military/Militar] depósito (masculine)
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    • This was mirrored in England by the establishment of regimental depots after the army reforms.
    • The four recruiting depots have been busy all day, air raid warning tests have been heard across the city this evening, and posters are calling for volunteers for first aid.
    • Currently, the regional army commanders are responsible for their respective regional army depots, logistics support units, and medical units.
  • 3 (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) (storage area) 3.1 (for buses) garage (masculine) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) , cochera (feminine) (Spain/España) , depósito (masculine) (Chile) 3.2 (for trains) depósito (masculine) de locomotoras
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    • The company employs 5,500 people in Britain, many of them at train maintenance depots.
    • In the past, diesel locos and coaches, which formed services on the West of England line, had been maintained at several depots.
    • The drivers immediately discharged their passengers and drove their buses back to the depots, bringing transport services in Edinburgh to a virtual standstill for three hours.
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    • The resistance movement rescued downed pilots, radioed military movements to London, and sabotaged German railway depots.
    • Have you heard the rumours of a tunnel under the Viaduct, or the one connecting the main Post Office basement to the railway depot?
    • The moment of explicit defiance of command authority came most often at railway depots or other embarkation points.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.