What does dependent mean?

Definitions for dependent
dɪˈpɛn dəntde·pen·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependant, dependent(adj)

    a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

  2. dependent(adj)

    relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed

    "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"

  3. dependent, dependant, qualified(adj)

    contingent on something else

  4. dependent, subordinate(adj)

    (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

    "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

  5. pendent, pendant, dependent(adj)

    held from above

    "a pendant bunch of grapes"

  6. subject, dependent(adj)

    being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

    "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"

  7. dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out(adj)

    addicted to a drug

Wiktionary

  1. dependent(Noun)

    One who relies on another for support

    With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)

    Etymology: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

  2. dependent(Noun)

    An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements modifiers and determiners.

    Etymology: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

  3. dependent(Noun)

    The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.

    Etymology: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

  4. dependent(Adjective)

    Relying upon; depending upon

    At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.

    Etymology: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

  5. dependent(Adjective)

    (of certain Irish irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle

    Etymology: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

  6. dependent(Adjective)

    Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.

    Etymology: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

  7. dependent(Adjective)

    (in medicine:) affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine

    Etymology: Originally dependant, from dépendant, present participle of dépendre (in English assimilated to dependentem).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dependent(adj)

    hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf

  2. Dependent(adj)

    relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends

  3. Dependent(noun)

    one who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for support of favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents

  4. Dependent(noun)

    that which depends; corollary; consequence

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dependent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2697

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dependent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4649

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dependent' in Adjectives Frequency: #364

How to pronounce dependent?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say dependent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dependent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dependent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dependent in a Sentence

  1. Allen Clark:

    As a result, they are now almost totally dependent on outside assistance.

  2. Yuval Steinitz:

    They need other sources, reliable sources, of gas, we have an interest to export Israeli gas and to have export options - not to be totally dependent on one country for our exports. So it's a very good opportunity here.

  3. Peter Keavey:

    All commodities are subject to storage costs, and much of that is dependent on the forward curve. We're hoping this contract will help price transparency of prompt storage, we think it will be a logistical storage solution.

  4. Sharon Love:

    I feel like what we thought of domestic violence was of someone that was married with children, that was stuck in a situation, that was dependent on the abuser and couldn't get out.

  5. Paul Rhode:

    We need to keep the locks running, a lot of people are dependent on the rivers for their livelihood.

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