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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DEPENDverb

    Etymology: dependeo, Latin.

    From the frozen beard
    Long isicles depend, and crackling sounds are heard. Dryden.

    From gilded roofs depending lamps display
    Nocturnal beams, that emulate the day. John Dryden, Virg. Æn.

    There is a chain let down from Jove,
    So strong, that from the lower end,
    They say, all human things depend. Jonathan Swift.

    The direful monster was afar descry’d
    Two bleeding babes depending at her side. Alexander Pope, Statius.

    We work by wit and not by witchcraft;
    And wit depends on dilatory time. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Never be without money, nor depend upon the curtesy of others, which may fail at a pinch. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    By no means be you persuaded to interpose yourself in any cause depending, or like to be depending in any court of justice. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    The judge corrupt, the long depending cause,
    And doubtful issue of misconstru’d laws. Matthew Prior.

    He resolved no more to depend upon the one, or to provoke the other. Edward Hyde.

    But if you’re rough, and use him like a dog,
    Depend upon it —— he’ll remain incog. Joseph Addison, Drum. Prol.

    I am a stranger to your characters, further than as common fame reports them, which is not to be depended upon. Jonathan Swift.

    Be then desir’d
    Of fifty to disquantity your train;
    And the remainders, that shall still depend,
    To be such men as may besort your age. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    The peace and happiness of a society depend on the justice and fidelity, the temperance and charity of its members. John Rogers.

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. Haber Turk.Cengiz:

    I do not think of going to the United States, whether I will go or not will depend on the formation of conscience.

  2. Glenn Saxe:

    The first kind of thought and feeling is, 'Am I safe? Are people close to me safe? Will something happen? Will people I depend on protect me?' you want to be assuring to your child, you want to communicate that you're ... doing everything you can do to keep them safe.

  3. Paul. F. Meekin:

    Tests and exams do not determine who is in the right standing. Tests and exams only determine who is left standing. However even if you are knocked down you can still rise again. How far you go in life does not depend on tests and exams but on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the old, sympathetic and tolerant with others who are not as strong as yourself.

  4. Michael Misialek:

    It can depend on the stage of disease, virus is most likely to be detected one to two days before they are actually symptomatic, and up to four days after. That's about a one-week window you have to catch it.

  5. Steve Vladeck:

    Potential legal challenges will depend upon how the new regulations are actually worded, but based on what we have heard so far, challengers to the new rules will face an uphill battle because it sounds like the primary thing the President is doing is interpreting an ambiguous federal statute, the President is allowed to adopt reasonable interpretations of ambiguous federal statutes.

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