What does depend mean?

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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.

    Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

  2. dependverb

    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. 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; u2014 followed by on or upon, formerly by of.

    Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

  4. dependverb

    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. dependverb

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

    Etymology: From dependre, from de- + pendre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dependverb

    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. Dependverb

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  5. Dependverb

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

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

  6. Dependverb

    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.

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  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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  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. Beka Munduruku:

    We depend so much on the forest, but it's not just for us, it is for the sake of the future of the whole world.

  2. Brendan Zietsch:

    Because siblings share 50 % of their genetics, if there was a genetic underpinning of offspring sex determination we would see an association between siblings with regard to offspring sex, however, siblings did not tend to have offspring of the same sex -- the probability of having, say, a girl, did not depend on whether one's siblings had a girl or a boy.

  3. Edgar Allan Poe, From a letter to Frederick W. Thomas (February 14, 1849).:

    Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.

  4. Oranuch Phonpinyo:

    The new law does not resolve conflicts, as it continues to treat people who depend on the forests as criminals, denying forest dwellers land rights deprives them of their livelihood, their tradition and dignity, while these parks are opened up for city dwellers and tourists to enjoy.

  5. Javier Capape:

    It's difficult to assess - it will depend on whether they can reach an agreement in the short run, i wouldn't be surprised to see some refocusing in Qatar if the situation continues.

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    declare untrue; contradict
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