What does the word dependent mean?

Usage examples for dependent

  1. Then she had been dependent on herself. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Now, at fifty- eight, he had precious lives dependent upon him, and he was weighed down by debt. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  3. I have more than my own living to earn; other people are dependent upon me, so I must make as much money as possible. – Will Warburton by George Gissing