What does depend mean?

Definitions for depend
dɪˈpɛndde·pend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depend(verb)

    be contingent upon (something that is elided)

    "That depends"

  2. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon(verb)

    have faith or confidence in

    "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

Wiktionary

  1. depend(Verb)

    To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.

    Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

  2. depend(Verb)

    To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.

    Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

  3. depend(Verb)

    To rely on for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; u2014 followed by on or upon, formerly by of.

    Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

  4. depend(Verb)

    To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; u2014 with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.

    Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

  5. depend(Verb)

    To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.

    Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depend(verb)

    to hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above

    Etymology: [F. dpendre, fr. L. dependre; de- + pendre to hang. See Pendant.]

  2. Depend(verb)

    to hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court

    Etymology: [F. dpendre, fr. L. dependre; de- + pendre to hang. See Pendant.]

  3. Depend(verb)

    to rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; -- followed by on or upon, formerly by of

    Etymology: [F. dpendre, fr. L. dependre; de- + pendre to hang. See Pendant.]

  4. Depend(verb)

    to trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; -- with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour

    Etymology: [F. dpendre, fr. L. dependre; de- + pendre to hang. See Pendant.]

  5. Depend(verb)

    to serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer

    Etymology: [F. dpendre, fr. L. dependre; de- + pendre to hang. See Pendant.]

  6. Depend(verb)

    to impend

    Etymology: [F. dpendre, fr. L. dependre; de- + pendre to hang. See Pendant.]

Freebase

  1. Depend

    Depend is a brand of absorbent, disposable underwear for adults experiencing urinary or fecal incontinence. It is made by Kimberly-Clark. The product was first introduced in 1984. It is the dominant brand of disposable incontinence garments in the United States, with a 30.8 share of the market.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Depend

    de-pend′, v.i. to hang down: to be sustained by or connected with anything: to be pending: to rely: to rest.—adjs. Depend′able, that may be depended on; Depend′ent, depending, relying on, contingent, relative.—n. a subordinate: a hanger-on—also Depend′ant.—ns. Depend′ence, state of being dependent, reliance, trust: that on which one depends—also Depend′ance; Depend′ency, same as Dependence, in the additional sense of a foreign territory dependent on the mother-country, a kind of subordinate colony without self-government.—adj. Depend′ing, still undetermined.—adv. Depend′ingly. [Fr. dépendre—L. dependērede, from, and pendēre, to hang.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. depend

    as well as all factors, activities, and events of friendly and adversary space forces across the spectrum of conflict.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2916

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3296

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depend' in Verbs Frequency: #228

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depend in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of depend in a Sentence

  1. Billie Eilish:

    Silence is not an option and we can not sit this one out. We all have to vote like Our Lives and the world depend on it because they do. The only way to be certain of the future is to make it ourselves.

  2. Zoe Zambakides:

    In vodka and gin, the barriers to entry depend entirely on how you want to do something.

  3. David Peterson:

    Businesses shut down, and smaller communities who depend on tourism are greatly impacted.

  4. Tracy King:

    I think it's going to be close either way, i feel like the momentum is on our side. It's all going to depend on who shows up to vote.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    One in three Americans now gets drinking water from streams lacking clear protection, and businesses and industries that depend on clean water face uncertainty and delay, which costs our economy every day.

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