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Definitions of dependent

  1. contingent on something else
  2. a person who relies on another person for support ( especially financial support)
  3. addicted to a drug
  4. being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; " subject peoples"; " a dependent prince"
  5. not independent; " dependent children"
  6. ( 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"
  7. 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"
  8. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. That which depends; corollary; consequence.
  12. Hanging down; relying on someone or something else for support; conditional; subordinate.
  13. One who relies on another for support; something which hangs down.
  14. Dependant.
  15. One who depends on, relies on, or is sustained by another.
  16. Depending: relying or resting on: subject to: subordinate.
  17. DEPENDENTLY.
  18. Depending; relying on; subordinate to.
  19. Depending upon something exterior; subordinate; contingent; needy.
  20. Hanging down; pendent.
  21. One who depends on another; a retainer.
  22. A consequence; corollary; dependant.
  23. Hanging down; connected with as effect; subsisting or supported by; subject to; relying on for support, favour, or benefit.
  24. One who is dependent on another for support or favour; a retainer; that which depends on something else.
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Quotes of dependent

  1. And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That's the next stage. – Sharron Angle
  2. We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge. – Matt Blunt
  3. I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it- well, it is dangerous- but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work. – Harold Brodkey
  4. This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil. – Sam Brownback
  5. Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved. – Giacomo Casanova
  6. All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity. – James F. Cooper
  7. The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. – Galileo Galilei
  8. As far as the Russians were concerned, I felt the reverse; they had adequate gold, if they wanted to buy, and they weren't dependent upon international trade. I felt they were more self -sufficient. – W. Averell Harriman
  9. Guerrilla war is a kind of war waged by the few but dependent on the support of many. – B. H. Liddell Hart
  10. So we are now still dependent on foreign oil, have a problem with global warming, and are losing jobs rapidly to the Japanese in fuel -efficient vehicles as a result of that very shortsighted progress. – Jay Inslee
  11. Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable. – John D. MacDonald
  12. With acting I am being led by the script, other actors, the director, etc. But with songwriting I feel it is much more self reliant and allows me to be in the creative experience without being as dependent on others. – Helen Slater
  13. Success is dependent on effort. – Sophocles
  14. You must not lean on a tree on Sabbath, if the tree might be dependent on you for support. – Ovadia Yosef
  15. Success is dependent upon the glands- sweat glands. – Zig Ziglar

Usage examples for dependent

  1. 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
  2. Perhaps I do understand the human figure and all that is dependent upon it. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  3. The rest of her life, therefore, was spent as a dependent in the Molyneux's house, Sweetbriars, Tramore. – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  4. On the contrary, you and Aunt Matilda are dependent upon me, and have been for a good many years. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  5. And one felt it was only she who made the people who were dependent upon her do her way, because she herself was so selfish, and that the rest of the world were free if once one got outside. – Red Hair by Elinor Glyn
  6. Philip was very dependent on the gossip his mother and sister brought him from the world outside. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. However, when she was up, she determined to find her own breakfast; she felt it would not do to be too dependent and on a person of uncertain humor; such for the moment she chose to pretend to herself was Hazel. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  8. And not be always a dependent – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  9. Canada, during the winter, had no independent means of access to the sea, but was dependent on the favour of a neighbour which, in several ways, had shown a hostile spirit. – George Brown by John Lewis
  10. One has a book to write, another a business to carry on, another a dependent to support. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  11. Of course we will always help him, but you know what it is to be dependent on relatives." – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  12. Alcock's book was followed by many others, and twenty- five years ago the world was so far from being dependent on Kaemfer for its knowledge of Japan that, as I have said, it had even then quite a library of recent and reliable books in regard to that country. – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  13. It is so very sad, Oliver, for his delicate wife and four young children are entirely dependent upon him and his two sons- and they found it difficult enough to make the two ends meet, even when they were all in health; for it is hard times among the miners at present, as you know, Oliver; and now- dear, dear, it is very, very sad. – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. I was utterly dependent on you. – King Arthur's Socks and Other Village Plays by Floyd Dell
  15. These people are so dependent upon me, and I can do so many little things for them. – A Girl of the Klondike by Victoria Cross
  16. I have quite a battalion of lost causes dependent on me now. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. " That means that I must be altogether dependent on your charity," she said, looking into his face through her tears. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  18. It- it made me mad that you should be ordered about like a child- dependent upon another person's will. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. Hilda would not let him go to her that morning, so she was in ignorance of the change in his condition, of his break with his family, and of the fact that he was nothing but a boy with a job, dependent upon his wages. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. I am dependent on Blanche for hostess. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward