What does dependent mean?

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dɪˈpɛn dəntde·pen·dent

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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).

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

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

How to pronounce dependent?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Mike McMahon:

    For someone like Trump or Cruz to say they are going to send them all back is short-sighted because so much of our food supply is dependent on their labor.

  2. Ben Carson:

    The program that I have outlined … largely eliminates the need for people to be dependent on government programs like that, i would never get rid of the programs. I would provide people with an alternative.

  3. Juha Siikamäki:

    Not only would we be improving the condition of nature and natural resources, we would also improve the livelihoods and wellbeing of people dependent on those resources.

  4. Ko Wen-je:

    They're making Taiwan far too dependent on the mainland. Their policy-making muscle is far too focused on cross-strait ties and not nearly enough on raising the standard of living of the average Taiwanese person.

  5. Miguel Miranda:

    On paper, Iraq should have a small fleet of premium multirole aircraft for its national security needs, but whether or not Iraqi airpower grows in the 2020s is wholly dependent on the state budget, which is itself determined by the price of oil. If the Iraqi government cant sustain spending on its air force to keep what it already has in flyable condition, there are many examples of countries whose air power withered to nothing.

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