depot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n depot a depository for goods "storehouses were built close to the docks"
    • n depot station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Depot (Mil) A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
    • Depot 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."
    • Depot A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight.
    • Depot (Mil) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n depot A place of deposit; a depository; a warehouse or storehouse for receiving goods for storage, sale, or transfer, as on a railroad or other line of transportation.
    • n depot Specifically A railroad-station; a building for the accommodation and shelter of passengers and the receipt and transfer of freight by railroad.
    • n depot Milit.: A military magazine, as a fort, where stores, ammunition, etc., are deposited; or a station where recruits for different regiments are received and drilled, and where soldiers who cannot accompany their regiments remain.
    • n depot The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and whence they are distributed.
    • n depot In Great Britain, that portion of a battalion, generally consisting of two companies, which remains at home when the rest are ordered on foreign service.
    • n depot In fortification, a particular place at the tail of the trenches, out of the reach of the cannon of the place, where the troops generally assemble who are ordered to attack the outworks.
    • n depot Sometimes written with the French accents, dépôt or depôt.
    • n depot Synonyms Depot, Station, Freight-house. In the United States, at first the places for landing railroad-passengers and -freight were called depots, passenger-depots, freight-depots; but the use of station for the landing-place of passengers is gradually increasing, while freight-house is the most common word for a separate storage-place.
    • n depot Milit.: A place where military prisoners are confined.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Depot dep′ō or dē′pō a place of deposit: a storehouse: a military station where stores are kept and recruits trained: the headquarters of a regiment: the portion of a regiment that remains at home when the rest go on foreign service:
    • n Depot dep′ō or dē′pō (U.S.) a railway station.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. dépôt, OF. depost, fr. L. depositum, a deposit. See Deposit (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. depôt—L. deponĕre, -positum.

Usage

In literature:

An eruption of shapeless forms of men from the depot filled the one general coach of the train.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
He didn't pack his valise, nor take his overcoat, nor ride to the depot in a carriage.
"Three People" by Pansy
Were you at the depot at about quarter of six on Monday night?
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Caze is occupied by Arab merchants as a central trading depot, and is rapidly increasing.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
To-morrow I will go down to the depot.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
York Fort (the depot).
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
As Roy started toward the depot many of the passengers got back in their cars, as the sun was hot.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
The company has laid side tracks for each ranch, and built a good depot.
"Fred Fearnot's New Ranch" by Hal Standish
The Western Sanitary Commission had but one central organization, besides its own depot, viz.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
I took into account the numbers in Base depots and men returning from hospital.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
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In poetry:

Then come with us and view the train;
The depot consecrate;
Where God's voice in the cataract speaks,
Rum's reign inaugurate!
"Invitation To The Clergy" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
And a crowd gathered at the mill depot to welcome them back,
And to grasp the hand of his boy, Farmer Owen wasn't slack,
And tears flowed down his cheeks as he said fervently,
"The Lord be praised for setting my dear boy free."
"A Soldier's Reprieve" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Hints of an improving housing market meant better-than-expected quarterly results for Home Depot.
Clarkston Village Players present "A Christmas Caper" puppet play, 1 pm and 3 pm, Saturday, Dec 17, at Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road.
This is the trio's second appearance at the Depot Plaza.
Courtesy of Onondaga Historical Association Preservation architect Randy Crawford explores a tunnel left behind after the 1936 demolition of the New York Central Railroad depot at South Franklin and West Fayette streets.
An ammunition depot was the site of the massive explosion.
The annual Golden Rattlers Luncheon was held this year at the Tucumcari Train Depot.
A recitation of the most holy rosary was held recently at the Depot Square Park (SR209 & SR309) in Tamaqua and as well as many other surrounding towns.
Depot restoration, teacher's sex-charge trial and brown recluse spiders.
Chris Donald, a re-enactor serving in the third Iowa Light Artillery, now armed with a video camera, records the interactions that took place during the stop on Tuesday afternoon at Union Pacific Depot in Jefferson City.
New Depot Players production reminiscent of WWII USO Camp Shows.
Marine Depot is currently offering 35% off on the Aquarium Pharmaceuticals RENA SmartHeater.
Clyde Kment, left, talks Tuesday with John Ross, manager of the Home Depot store in Tigard, Ore. By Tom Vogt Columbian Staff Reporter.
Office Depot said it will restate its finances for the second and third quarters of fiscal 2010 as well as for the full fiscal year.
They say he ripped off Home Depot for $17,000 and Lowes for $15,000.
Martha Garcia/Colfax RecordFrom left, Rob and Miriam Chipp, of Eden Valley, and Mary and Jerry Lawrence, of Nevada City, wait to ride the Amtrak train to Reno at the Colfax Passenger Depot Friday afternoon.
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In science:

Recently, they have decided to build several depots along the highway, each one located at a restaurant and supplying several of the restaurants with the needed ingredients.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
The objective is to locate k depots, one for each vehicle, and compute routes for the vehicles so that all demands are satisfied and the total cost is minimized.
Locating Depots for Capacitated Vehicle Routing
On the other hand, the goal in vehicle routing problems (VRPs) is to compute routes for vehicles originating from a given set of depots.
Locating Depots for Capacitated Vehicle Routing
We have available a fleet of k vehicles, each having capacity Q and located at specified depots.
Locating Depots for Capacitated Vehicle Routing
We consider the question “where should one locate the k depots so that the resulting vehicle routing solution has minimum cost?” This is called k-location capacitated vehicle routing (k-LocVRP).
Locating Depots for Capacitated Vehicle Routing
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