Meaning of DEPENDENT in English


noun that which depends; corollary; consequence.

2. dependent ·adj hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.

3. dependent ·noun 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. dependent ·adj 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.

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