What does Dependent mean?

Definitions for Dependentdɪˈpɛn dənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Dependent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependant, dependent(adj)

    a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

  2. dependent(adj)

    relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed

    "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"

  3. dependent, dependant, qualified(adj)

    contingent on something else

  4. dependent, subordinate(adj)

    (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

    "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

  5. pendent, pendant, dependent(adj)

    held from above

    "a pendant bunch of grapes"

  6. subject, dependent(adj)

    being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

    "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"

  7. dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out(adj)

    addicted to a drug

Wiktionary

  1. dependent(Noun)

    One who relies on another for support

    With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)

  2. dependent(Noun)

    An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements modifiers and determiners.

  3. dependent(Noun)

    The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.

  4. dependent(Adjective)

    Relying upon; depending upon

    At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.

  5. dependent(Adjective)

    (of certain Irish irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle

  6. dependent(Adjective)

    Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.

  7. dependent(Adjective)

    (in medicine:) affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine

  8. Origin: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dependent(adj)

    hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf

  2. Dependent(adj)

    relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends

  3. Dependent(noun)

    one who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for support of favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents

  4. Dependent(noun)

    that which depends; corollary; consequence

Editors Contribution

  1. dependent

    A child, person or minor who is financially supported by their guardian or parent.

    My sister is dependent on our parents for her income as she is still in school.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2697

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4649

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dependent' in Adjectives Frequency: #364

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dependent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dependent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sophocles:

    Success is dependent on effort.

  2. Epicurus:

    The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.

  3. U.S. vs Cruikshan:

    The right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is not a right granted by the Constitution neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    The lobbyists are trying the best they can to snooker the people of Iowa, i don't want Iowa dependent on Washington. I don't think Iowa farmer want to be dependent on Washington.

  5. Robert Brewer:

    Anybody who takes from this paper that excessive drinking is not dangerous unless you are dependent is simply not getting the message, which is that drinking too much is bad, period.

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