[ UK /dɪpˈɛndənt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈpɛndənt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈpɛndənt/ ]
- a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
- addicted to a drug
(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
- contingent on something else
relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
dependent on moisture
held from above and hanging down
a pendant bunch of grapes
being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
a dependent prince
How To Use dependent In A Sentence
- An asylum seeker with insulin dependent diabetes has recently had her claim for asylum rejected.
- John Sayles is often hailed as the king of independent cinema, so it is little wonder that his latest movie, Silver City, was able to attract such a mouth-watering cast.
- Young people from welfare-dependent single-parent families just aren't artful dodgers ready to graduate into serious crime and a moral vacuum.
- Each eye can move independently and can focus on object with three different areas, giving the mantis shrimp "trinocular vision". ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
- Independent observers will monitor the elections.
- Each bottle rests in an independent sleeve from the others so it can also be separated and used again for your wine travel needs. 2010 February | Dr Vino's wine blog
- We do learn that Olive was wild and independent, refusing to live as a shy ingénue.
- Save aggressively over the next five years so she has the choice to work as an independent consultant, if she desires.
- The independent consultant with any hope of being self-supporting must have an organized library of information available at a moment's notice.
- In England the franchises enjoyed by burgesses, freemen and other consuetudinary constituencies in burghs, were dependent on the character of the burgage-tenure. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"