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Definitions of dependent

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. That which depends; corollary; consequence. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who relies on another for support; something which hangs down. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Dependant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One who depends on, relies on, or is sustained by another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One who depends on another; a retainer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A consequence; corollary; dependant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. One who is dependent on another for support or favour; a retainer; that which depends on something else. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. DEPENDENTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. not independent; "dependent children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (grammar) 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Hanging down; relying on someone or something else for support; conditional; subordinate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Depending: relying or resting on: subject to: subordinate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Depending upon something exterior; subordinate; contingent; needy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Hanging down; pendent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Hanging down; connected with as effect; subsisting or supported by; subject to; relying on for support, favour, or benefit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for dependent

  1. The rest of her life, therefore, was spent as a dependent in the Molyneux's house, Sweetbriars, Tramore. – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  2. Though I doubt not Jahangir will treat you generously in his altered mood, I would not have you wholly dependent on his tardy grace. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
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