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dɪˈpɛndde·pend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependverb

    be contingent upon (something that is elided)

    "That depends"

  2. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckonverb

    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. dependverb

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

  2. dependverb

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

  3. dependverb

    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; followed by on or upon, formerly by of.

  4. dependverb

    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.

  5. dependverb

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

  6. Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dependverb

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

  2. Dependverb

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

  3. Dependverb

    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

  4. Dependverb

    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

  5. Dependverb

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

  6. Dependverb

    to impend

  7. 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.

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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. George Lucas:

    Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

  2. Henry Van Dyke:

    Happiness is inward and not outward and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

  3. Tommy Wolikow:

    It's depressing because so many people depend on it, and so many people left the community with the thought in their mind that, you know what ? Our union's strong and our union's going to get us back to work in Lordstown one day.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    What will turn the world upside down, we currently still depend on it as humans.

  5. H.W. Mann:

    Love is all around us. The road of love leads to heaven. Many spiritual leaders speak of this state of consciousness. This is how heaven on earth will be created. Through a conscious state called love. By protection and nurturing of all creation. It is unconditional. It does not depend on how someone or something makes us feel. It is far beyond emotion. It is of the spirit. It comes from spiritual awareness. It comes from the understanding that all creation is an expression of God. That we are a part of it. And that we are the ones who will create heaven on earth. Love is the most powerful force in the universe.

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