De"pot(d"p; French d*p"; 277), n. [F. dpt, OF. depost, fr. L. depositum a deposit. See Deposit, n.] 1. 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.Brit. Critic (1794).
(Mil.) (a) A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled. (b)
(Eng. & France) 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.
3. A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight. [U. S.]
Syn. -- See Station.
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