What does dependent mean?

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dɪˈpɛn dəntde·pen·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dependant, dependentadjective

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

  2. dependentadjective

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

    "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"

  3. dependent, dependant, qualifiedadjective

    contingent on something else

  4. dependent, subordinateadjective

    (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, dependentadjective

    held from above

    "a pendant bunch of grapes"

  6. subject, dependentadjective

    being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

    "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince"

  7. dependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-outadjective

    addicted to a drug

Wiktionary

  1. dependentnoun

    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. dependentnoun

    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. dependentnoun

    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. dependentadjective

    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. dependentadjective

    (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. dependentadjective

    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. dependentadjective

    (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. Dependentadjective

    hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf

  2. Dependentadjective

    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. Dependentnoun

    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. Dependentnoun

    that which depends; corollary; consequence

Entomology

  1. Dependent

    hanging down.

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

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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. John Campbell:

    What I tell the Afghans is, 'Don't plan your operation wholly dependent upon close air support. The Taliban doesn't have close air support. The Taliban doesn't have up-armored Humvees. The Taliban doesn't have D-30 Howitzers. The Taliban doesn't have, you know, the weapons that you have,'.

  2. Attorney General Dave Yost:

    These victims were completely dependent on others for day-to-day care, which their families trusted Whetstone Gardens to provide. Instead of providing that care, evidence shows these nurses forced the victims to endure awful mistreatment and then lied about it.

  3. Mohamed Abdi:

    Yemen’s faltering economy will be dealt a further devastating blow, getting food and medicine into Yemen — a country 80% dependent on imports — will become even more difficult.

  4. Caeleb Dressel:

    It’s not something I’m dependent on, i know they will be back home and you can feel that energy, and I can text or FaceTime whenever I need to.

  5. Dick Durbin:

    There is nothing to concede, secretary Clinton will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates.

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