Depot ( /ˈdɛpoʊ/ DEP-oh or /ˈdiːpoʊ/ DEE-poh) is from the French dépôt which means a deposit (as in geology or banking) or a storehouse. In English, depot can mean any one of a number of things, with minor variances between the different English speaking countries:

  • Train station
  • Bus station
  • Bus garage, where buses are stored when not in use
  • Motive power depot, where trains and trams are stored when not in use
  • Transport hub for freight
  • Oil depot
  • Propellant depot, which supplies fuel to spacecraft
  • Castaway depot, contains stores and survival gear for victims of shipwrecks
  • An application in the Radio Service Software
  • The format for Hewlett-Packard's Software Distributor
  • Regimental depot, the headquarters and training grounds of a regiment
  • Main Operating Base, an overseas base for the US military
  • Logistics center
  • The Home Depot and Office Depot, a store
  • Depot, Poland, a village
  • Injection (medicine)#Depot_injection
  • RCMP Academy, Depot Division, in Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Maxwell Street Depot in Chicago, United States
  • "Depot" is a term used for providing details on the account held by one bank with another where it does not exist.