Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “deposit”

See all translations

deposit

noun [C]
 
 
/dɪˈpɒzɪt/
BUYING B1 a payment that you make immediately when you decide to buy something, as proof that you will really buy it: They've put down a deposit on a house.Buying and selling in general
BANK an amount of money that you pay into a bank: to make a deposit Banks and bank accounts
SUBSTANCE a layer of a substance that has developed from a natural or chemical process: deposits of iron oreMineralogyCoverings and layers
RENT an amount of money that you pay when you rent something, and that is given back to you when you return it without any damageCosts and expensesRenting propertyMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general
(Definition of deposit noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “deposit”

Definitions of “deposit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More