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.
  2. That which depends; corollary; consequence.
  3. One who relies on another for support; something which hangs down.
  4. Dependant.
  5. One who depends on, relies on, or is sustained by another.
  6. One who depends on another; a retainer.
  7. A consequence; corollary; dependant.
  8. One who is dependent on another for support or favour; a retainer; that which depends on something else.
  9. DEPENDENTLY.
  10. ( 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"
  11. 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"
  12. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
  13. 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.
  14. Hanging down; relying on someone or something else for support; conditional; subordinate.
  15. Depending: relying or resting on: subject to: subordinate.
  16. Depending upon something exterior; subordinate; contingent; needy.
  17. Hanging down; pendent.
  18. Hanging down; connected with as effect; subsisting or supported by; subject to; relying on for support, favour, or benefit.
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