Definitions of independent

  1. of political bodies; " an autonomous judiciary"; " a sovereign state"
  2. a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long- term contract with any of them
  3. not controlled by a party or interest group
  4. a neutral or uncommitted person ( especially in politics)
  5. not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else
  6. not contingent
  7. free from external control and constraint; " an independent mind"; " a series of independent judgments"; " fiercely independent individualism"; " an independent republic"
  8. ( grammar) of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; " the main ( or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
  9. of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; " the main ( or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
  10. Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.
  11. Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property.
  12. Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self- directing; as, a man of an independent mind.
  13. Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner.
  14. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.
  15. Belonging or pertaining to, or holding to the doctrines or methods of, the Independents.
  16. Not bound by party; exercising a free choice in voting with either or any party.
  17. One who believes that an organized Christian church is complete in itself, competent to self- government, and independent of all ecclesiastical authority.
  18. One who does not acknowledge an obligation to support a party's candidate under all circumstances; one who exercises liberty in voting.
  19. Not dependent upon another quantity in respect to value or rate of variation; - said of quantities or functions.
  20. Separate.
  21. Not relying on, supported by, or governed by, another; having enough to live on; free; not easily influenced; uncontrolled by others.
  22. One who supports measures or men without connection with any organized party.
  23. Not dependent or relying on others: not subordinate: not subject to bias: affording a comfortable livelihood: said of countries not subject to any other government: self governing.
  26. One who in ecclesiastical affairs holds that every congregation is independent of every other and subject to no superior authority.
  27. Not dependent; not subordinate; self- reliant.
  28. Not subordinate to nor dependent; free.
  29. Affording independence.
  30. Self reliant.
  31. Not dependent; not subject to the control of others; not subordinate; not holding possessions at the will of another; affording the means of independence; not subject to influence; not obsequious; free; unconstrained; irrespective; pertaining to the independents.
  32. One who maintains that every congregation of Christians constitutes a complete church, and is subject to no superior authority.
  33. Not subordinate; not holding or enjoying at the will of another; self- relying or self- directing; possessing moderate wealth.

Usage examples for independent

  1. And this is all- important because it is just this independent life of its own that gives to a work of art its peculiar character and power. – Since Cézanne by Clive Bell
  2. Therefore the affair must be the work of an independent man, who has never been in my service, nor in any way connected with me. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. I have my own occupation; I am independent; I have my work to fill my mind; and I have these two old gentlemen to care for and think of. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  4. It is independent of the conscious exercise of the reasoning powers. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  5. We learn to love the strong old man, independent, proud and happy. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  6. Belief is an independent joy to him. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  7. It was independent of his will, and while it was speaking, he went on calmly thinking of Judy's children and of how well and properly she would bring them up. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  8. So forlorn was Whitey's case, he was actually an independent horse; he had not even an owner. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  9. I want to become independent." – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  10. And you are such a wise, independent little person that I feel quite safe with you. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  11. And, at the first signal, independent fire!" – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  12. You would like to be independent. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  13. I remember in 1887 that I went up into a semi- independent state to see the prince. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  14. Jackson as Governor of the " sovereign and independent" State of Missouri and Price as Major- General commanding the forces, felt that it was due them that Lyon, a Brigadier- General in the United States service, should visit them rather than they him at the Arsenal. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  15. Why shouldn't you be independent? – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  16. I then received violent notice from the British Government that Britannula had ceased to be independent, and had again been absorbed by the mother country among the Crown Colonies. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  17. Besides being independent of other people, he is also more or less independent of his own people, so far as laws and commands are concerned. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  18. If her servants failed her she would be independent of them. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  19. Yet he was a brave and independent boy, and he soon showed that he was well able to make his own way in the world. – The-New-McGuffey-Fourth-Reader by McGuffey, William Holmes
  20. In a few days you'll be an independent man. – Will Warburton by George Gissing