a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
"dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"
dependent, dependant, qualifiedadjective
contingent on something else
(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"
pendent, pendant, dependentadjective
held from above
"a pendant bunch of grapes"
being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
"subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"
dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-outadjective
addicted to a drug
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.)
An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements modifiers and determiners.
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.
Relying upon; depending upon
At that point I was dependent on financial aid for my tuition.
(of certain Irish irregular verbs): standing only after a preverbal particle
Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.
(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).
hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf
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
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
that which depends; corollary; consequence
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Rank popularity for the word 'dependent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2697
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Rank popularity for the word 'dependent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4649
Rank popularity for the word 'dependent' in Adjectives Frequency: #364
The numerical value of dependent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of dependent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I'm not against talks with Turkey but I think it's dangerous to become so dependent on Ankara.
All the growth in this country is dependent on relations with the other countries -- European countries, United States, all the countries.
We have to endure because having tourists is better than having no tourists at all, our exports are dependent on the economic situations of other countries. So we are focusing on tourism. This is something we can control.
She wasn't her party's first choice, which limited her independence from the start, she is more dependent on the capitals, especially Berlin and Paris. Unfortunately, there is not as much political stability in either as there has been previously.
We don't think it's possible to talk about any kind of statistics of support or non-support for the president when people lack information, Putin's ratings are directly dependent on the content of the television programs. If you look at the level of propaganda ... it has increased a lot since the start of the Ukrainian revolution.
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- يعتمد, متوقف, معتمدArabic
- подчинен, протеже, зависимBulgarian
- závislý, spoléhajícíCzech
- Unterhaltsempfänger, abhängigGerman
- ülalpeetav, sõltuvEstonian
- eisimeileach, an urra riScottish Gaelic
- 依存, 頼る, 次第Japanese
- avhengigNorwegian Nynorsk
- uzależniony, zależnyPolish
- òvisan, zavisan, nesamostalna, zavisna, nesamostalanSerbo-Croatian
- beroende, avhängigSwedish
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