1. [ adjective ] not independent

"dependent children"

Related terms: independent interdependent babelike helpless parasitic myrmecophilous symbiotic underage reliant unfree independence
2. [ noun ] a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
Synonyms: dependant
Related terms: recipient charge minion
3. [ adjective ] contingent on something else
Synonyms: qualified dependant
Related terms: conditional
4. [ adjective ] (grammar) of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
Synonyms: subordinate

"a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"

Related terms: independent grammar
5. [ adjective ] being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
Synonyms: subject

"subject peoples" "a dependent prince"

Related terms: subordinate
6. [ adjective ] addicted to a drug
Synonyms: hooked drug-addicted strung-out dependant
Related terms: addicted
Similar spelling:   dependent_on