What does dependent mean?

Definitions for dependent
dɪˈpɛn dəntde·pen·dent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dependent.

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

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

How to pronounce dependent?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    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. Kenneth Davidson:

    Our goal is to make sure the Air Force has the knowledge in 2020 or over the next five years to be able to make acquisition decisions using this technology, our goal is to provide a capability to stand off, launch these vehicles off the aircraft to hit time-critical dependent targets … And ultimately from a manufacturing standpoint, it’s got to be affordable.

  2. Michael Rubin:

    The King's reputation among Islamists is already tenuous, and will only grow more so, in recent months, pressured by the UAE, upon whose financing Jordan is dependent, he has cracked down on the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  3. Mark Zandi:

    A lot of retailers are hanging on because the broader economic environment is strong, interest rates are low, credit is available, no sector is more dependent on credit. If a recession comes, credit will get cut off both to the consumers and the retailers. That is going to mean a rash of bankruptcies and a lot of lost jobs.

  4. Ronnie Kasrils:

    Mahlobo was a likeable guy but a surprise appointment, zuma wanted someone young and green who is dependent and won't question him.

  5. Mark Zandi:

    It's almost as if my reputation is dependent on me getting that number right, my heart is pounding before the report comes out. It's really bizarre.

Images & Illustrations of dependent

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