HyperDic: dependent

English > 7 senses of the word dependent:
ADJECTIVEalldependentrelying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
alldependent, dependant, qualifiedcontingent on something else
alldependent, subordinate(of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
alldependent, pendent, pendantheld from above
alldependent, subjectbeing under the power or sovereignty of another or others
alldependent, dependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-outaddicted to a drug
NOUNperson dependent, dependanta person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
dependent > pronunciation
Soundsdihpeh'ndahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > dependent: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningRelying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed.
Examples
  • "dependent children"
  • "dependent on moisture"
Attribute ofindependence, independencyfreedom from control or influence of another or others
Narrowerbabelikelike a baby especially in dependence
helplessUnable to manage independently
interdependent, mutualist, mutually beneficialmutually dependent
myrmecophilousLiving symbiotically with ants
parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsuckingOf plants or persons
reliantRelying on another for support / support
symbioticUsed of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each
underageDependent by virtue of youth
See alsounfreehampered and not free
OppositeindependentFree from external control and constraint / constraint
Spanishdependiente
Catalandependent
Nounsdependence, dependencythe state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
dependenta person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
English > dependent: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningContingent on something else.
Synonymsdependant, qualified
Broaderconditionalimposing or depending on or containing a condition
Spanishdependiente, restringido
Catalandependent
Verbsdependbe contingent upon (something that is elided)
English > dependent: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence.
Example"a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
Synonymsubordinate
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Oppositeindependent, main(of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence
Spanishsubordinado
English > dependent: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHeld from above.
Synonymspendent, pendant
Broadersupportedheld up or having the weight borne especially from below
Spanishcolgante, suspenso
Catalanpenjant, suspès
English > dependent: 7 senses > adjective 5
MeaningUnder the power or sovereignty of another or others.
Example "a dependent prince"
Synonymsubject
Broadersubordinatesubject or submissive to authority or the control of another
Spanishsúbdito
Nounsdependencya geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
English > dependent: 7 senses > adjective 6
Meaningaddicted to a drug.
Synonymsdependant, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out
Broaderaddictedcompulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming
Spanishdogrodependiente, drogadicto, enganchado
Catalandrogoaddicte, drogodependent, enganxat
Nounsdependence, dependencybeing abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
English > dependent: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support).
Synonymdependant
NarrowerchargeA person committed to your care
minionA servile or fawning dependant
Broaderrecipient, receiverA person who receives something
Spanishdependiente
Catalandependent, persona a càrrec
Adjectivesdependentrelying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed

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