Definition of dependent :
1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. That which depends; corollary; consequence.
start, drug-addicted, open, underage, reliant, reliant on, mutually beneficial, pendant, conditioned, over, parasitic, poor, helpless, pendent, weak, give, restricted, part, ward, immature, hooked, clinging, low-level, collateral, addicted, provisory, dependant, relative, myrmecophilous, hooklike, parasitical, indigent, minor, symbiotic, strung-out, interdependent, mutualist, leechlike, aquiline, dependent on, capable, babelike, qualified, charge, certified, bloodsucking
conditional (part of speech: adjective)
relational (part of speech: adjective)
attendant, connected, correlative, akin, coincident, supplemental, kindred, analogous, affiliated, consanguine, relevant, ancillary, auxiliary, adjunct, associated, pertinent, germane, related, concomitant, blood
subordinate (part of speech: verb)
inferior (part of speech: adjective)
- Meanwhile it was somewhat doubtful whether they would reach France, for they were dependent on the wind. - "Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure", Victor Appleton.
- Oh, that his hands should be tied, that he should be dependent on her mercy like a condemned criminal! - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- I wouldn't like to have you dependent on her. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.