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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdepositde‧pos‧it1 /dɪˈpɒzɪt $ dɪˈpɑː-/ ●●○ S3 W3 noun [countable]  1 SUM OF MONEYPAY FORa part of the cost of something you are buying that you pay some time before you pay the rest of itdeposit of A deposit of 10% is required.put down a deposit (on something) (=pay a deposit) We put down a deposit on a house.2 RENTPAY FORmoney that you pay when you rent something such as an apartment or car, which will be given back if you do not damage itdeposit of We ask for one month’s rent in advance, plus a deposit of $500.3 BANKBFBMONEYan amount of money that is paid into a bank account opp withdrawaldeposit into I’d like to make a deposit (=pay some money) into my savings account.4 SOIL/MINERALSHEGHEGa layer of a mineral, metal etc that is left in soil or rocks through a natural processdeposit of rich deposits of gold in the hills5 LAYERCOVERan amount or layer of a substance that gradually develops in a particular place fatty deposits on the heart6 ELECTIONPPVan amount of money paid by a candidate in a political election in Britain, that is returned to them if they get enough voteslose your deposit (=not get enough votes)COLLOCATIONSMeaning 2: money that you pay when you rent something such as an apartment or car, which will be given back if you do not damage itverbspay a depositCar hire firms may ask you to pay a deposit in advance.get your deposit backYou'll get your deposit back when all the bills have been paid.lose your deposit (=not get it back)If there is any damage to the apartment, you may lose your deposit.give somebody their deposit backWhen I left, the landlord refused to give me my deposit back.return somebody's deposit formal (=give it back to them)Your deposit will be returned to you when you leave the flat.adjectivesrefundable/returnable (=that you get back later if there is no damage)We ask for a refundable deposit of 500 Euros.
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depositWe paid one month's rent in advance, plus a deposit of $500.In 1992 almost 70 percent of bank deposits and almost 90 percent of loans were in foreign currencies.The average of interbank offered rates for dollar deposits in the London market based on quotations at five major banks.fatty deposits in the arteries leading to the heartBanks introduced ATMs in the 1970s to automate two functions: deposits and cash extraction.oil and mineral depositsInterest rates on offshore deposits exceed those on comparable domestic deposits because offshore deposits are not subject to reserve requirements.You pay for the service with brain cells instead of money, and everyone has simply billions of brain cells on deposit.He might prefer a building society deposit or a National Savings instrument or government bonds or equities.We begin with the short-term sterling deposit contract.The exact rate for the investment is fixed at the time the deposit is made and then runs through the period chosen.put down a deposit (on something)She had already put down a deposit on a ship ticket for the two of us.Borrowers taking this deal would have to put down a deposit of at least 5 per cent.Bass, for example, requires a tenant to put down a deposit of £1,000 before he can even contemplate arbitration.make a depositMinna had made a deposit on ship tickets, and I had received my interior passport.Savers who have made deposits between £3,000 and £5,999 over the past two years are paid 6.35 per cent.With a managed fund the investor makes a deposit, and the manager decides on the spread of currencies and the contracts.lose your depositPredictably, the Conservative candidate Colette Jones was well beaten and lost her deposit.At 96 we would have lost our deposit.So they're not losing their deposit?That is why Labour and the Tories stand in areas where they know they will lose their deposits.