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Depend meaning

depend - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
  2. 2. To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
  3. 3. To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.
  4. 4. To impend.
  5. 5. To rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; - followed by on or upon, formerly by of.
  6. 6. To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; - with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
  7. 7. To hang from; be conditional on; rely.

depend - examples of usage

  1. It seems to depend a great deal upon the person who takes the liberty. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  2. These things depend upon one's nature. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. In a small business like mine we can depend a good deal upon the memory for that. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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