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.

  2. depend(Verb)

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

  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.

  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.

  5. depend(Verb)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depend(verb)

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

  2. Depend(verb)

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

  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

  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

  5. Depend(verb)

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

  6. Depend(verb)

    to impend

  7. Origin: [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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elijah Cummings:

    Lives depend on it.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.

  3. Laurence J. Peter:

    Don't believe in miracles -- depend on them.

  4. Chief Executive Eli Hazum:

    This market will not depend on a single drug.

  5. H. Jackson Brown Jr.:

    Believe in miracles but don't depend on them.

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