depository

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n depository a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Everyone knows that the U.S. gold depository is in Fort Knox, Kentucky. But nobody seems to know that the U.S. silver depository is at West Point, New York.
    • Depository A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping; as, warehouse is a depository for goods; a clerk's office is a depository for records.
    • Depository One with whom something is deposited; a depositary. "I am the sole depository of my own secret, and it shall perish with me."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n depository A place where anything is lodged for safe keeping: as, a warehouse is a depository for goods.
    • n depository [Prop. depositary.] A person to whom a thing is intrusted for safe-keeping; a depositary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Depository a place where anything is deposited—sometimes Depos′itary
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. depositum, placed—deponĕre, from de, and ponĕre, to put down.

Usage

In literature:

At six o'clock in the evening the 630th body had been recovered at the Cambria depository for corpses.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Now, whichever of these systems is adopted, the school-house is the appropriate depository of the library.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Branches in London and Paris, which are designated United States depositories.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
It is not a library in the sole sense of a depository for books.
"The Private Library" by Arthur L. Humphreys
Her wealth lies chiefly in cities and large towns, the depositories of manufactures and fleets of merchantmen.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Rome was the depository of the legends and lore of the world.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
There are three, in the same depository, of the date of Queen Elizabeth.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
The depositories were all ransacked.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
It is also the depository for the banking reserves of the country.
"Banking" by William A. Scott
The depository of power for the Virginia yeomanry was the House of Burgesses.
"The Planters of Colonial Virginia" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
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In news:

ASU's Reese Library also serves as federal depository .
International Depository Services of Canada Opens Self-Storage Facility to House Precious Metals.
APA Staff Volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository .
APA staffers from the Chicago office took a break from their typical Tuesdays by volunteering to spend a morning at the Greater Chicago Food Depository .
Greater Chicago Food Depository .
International Depository Services of Canada Opens Self-Storage Facility to House Precious Metals .
Change will create a common two-week maintenance period for all depository institutions.
Fed Forms Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.
It opened in September 2011 and was constructed in a vacant space, formerly a depository.
At depository institutions, there was an 8% increase in reports indicating terrorist financing, and a 31% decline in reports of consumer loan fraud.
The building that houses the exhibit used to house the Texas Schoolbook Depository, from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired those fateful shots on Nov 22, 1963.
It became the schoolbook depository in the late-1930's and remained such until the 70's.
The game, which plays out like a first-person shooter, puts players in the Texas Schoolbook Depository and in the shoes of Lee Harvey Oswald and then challenges them to try to shoot the president as his motorcade drives by.
However, one real crime scene is brought to life: the Texas Schoolbook Depository.
The section of the former Texas Schoolbook Depository building in Dallas, Texas from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John Kennedy is now a museum in a National Historic Landmark District.
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In science:

Results carried out by the participating groups can be viewed in the Alliance CVS depository.
Testing numerical relativity with the shifted gauge wave
However many dissipative systems do, and when this global attractor exists, it is the depository of “ all ” the longtime dynamics of the given system.
Morse Theory of Attractors via Lyapunov Functions
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