dependent (

     adj 1: not independent; "dependent children" [ant: independent]
     2: contingent on something else [syn: dependant, qualified]
     3: (grammar) 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" [syn: subordinate] [ant: independent]
     4: being under the power or sovereignty of another or others;
        "subject peoples"; "a dependent prince" [syn: subject]
     5: addicted to a drug [syn: dependant, drug-addicted, hooked,
     n : a person who relies on another person for support
         (especially financial support) [syn: dependant]