To lay down; place; put: as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; soil deposited by a river.To lay away; lay in a place for preservation or safe-keeping; store: as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.To place for care or custody; lodge in trust; place: as, to deposit money in a bank; to deposit bonds or goods with a creditor as security.To lay or set aside; get rid of.To settle or be formed by deposition; descend and rest or become attached.n. That which is laid or thrown down; matter laid down or lodged in a place, or settled by subsidence or precipitation, as from a fluid medium.n. Specificallyn. In geology, any mass of material which has been thrown down from, or moved and gathered together by, water, or which has been separated from a solution by chemical agencies. Irregularity of form is rather a characteristic of a deposit; if the material be evenly and uniformly distributed, it would more generally be termed a bed or layer. The products of volcanic agencies are rarely designated by the term deposit.n. In mining, the most general term for an accumulation, or “occurrence,” of ore, of whatever form or nature it may be; but the word ore is generally added. (See ore-deposit.) By some authors the term deposit is used as meaning a mode of occurrence of ore supposed to be less permanent in its character than a true vein. Thus, flat masses or sheets would often be called deposits, especially if not exhibiting any of the special characters of true or fissure veins. (See vein.)n. The metallic coating precipitated by galvanic action from a chemical solution upon a ground or base, as the film of gold or silver on plated articles, or of copper on copper-faced type, or the copper shell of an electrotype plate.n. Anything intrusted to the care of another; something given into custody for safe-keeping; specifically, money lodged in a bank for safety or convenience.n. A place where things are deposited; a depository.n. The state or fact of being deposited or stored in the care of another; storage: as, to have money on deposit in a bank; safe deposit.n. A pledge; a pawn; something given as security. Specificallyn. In law: A sum of money which one puts into the hands of another to secure the fulfilment of some agreement, or as a part payment in advance.n. A naked bailment of personal property, to be kept for the bailor without recompense, and to be returned when he shall require it.n. In Scots law, same as depositation.n. Deposition.