Definitions For Dependent


  • A person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)


  • Addicted to a drug
  • Contingent on something else
  • Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
  • Held from above and hanging down


  • Relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
  • (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence


  • A person (such as a child) whose food, clothing, etc., you are responsible for providing

Is Dependent a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Dependent is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Dependent in a Sentence

  • He has been alcohol dependent for several years.
  • The dependent willow branches swayed in the gentle breeze
  • The insurance provides coverage for workers and their dependents.
  • A person's spouse and dependents
  • Do you have any dependents?

Synonyms for Dependent

Antonyms for Dependent

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