- noun a central warehouse or storage area for goods, or a place for keeping vehicles used for transport
- A storehouse, warehouse, or transfer station.
- A railroad or bus station for ticketing, sheltering, transferring, and shipping passengers and freight.
- noun a location where equipment and supplies are stored
- noun a military training establishment
- noun a building where the vehicles used by a transport service are kept
Origin & History of “depot”
A depot is literally a ‘place where something is deposited’, a ‘depository’. The word comes, via French dépôt, from Latin dēpositum (source of English deposit (17th c.)), the past participle of dēpōnere ‘put down’. this was a compound verb formed from the prefix dē- ‘down’ and pōnere ‘put, place’ (source of English position), and also produced English depose (13th c.) and deponent (15th c.).