What Does Depot Mean?


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Depot is a noun. It has several meanings. These meanings depend on the context in which this word is used. This word comes from the Latin word "depositum" which means deposit. Thus depot also means a place where things are deposited and stored. Thus it means a storehouse or a warehouse where several things are kept for safe keeping and future uses.

It is also used in reference to a station in military. It can be a place where the provisions and stores are kept. It may also be a place where the military recruits assemble and conduct their drill.

In a third context a depot is a railway station or a bus station and it provides shelter, accommodation and protection to the people traveling by trains or buses and to goods that are transported by freight. It can also mean a place where motor vehicles are stored. This meaning is usually applied in small towns and villages with limited facilities.

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