dependant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “dependant” in the English Dictionary

"dependant" in British English

See all translations

dependantnoun [C]

UK (US dependent) uk   us   /dɪˈpen.dənt/
someone who ​depends on you for ​financialsupport, such as a ​child or ​familymember who does not ​work: My ​pension will ​provide for my dependants.
(Definition of dependant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dependant" in Business English

See all translations

dependantnoun [C]

UK (US dependent) uk   us   /dɪˈpendənt/ LAW
someone who depends on you for ​financialsupport, for ​example, a child or family ​member who cannot ​work: As she has no dependants, the ​expertsagreed there was no need for Ms Dewsbury to have ​lifecover at ​present. Allowances may also be ​higher for those with dependants.

dependantadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈpendənt/
needing ​financialsupport from someone: At the age of 36, he is still dependant on his ​parents. dependant family/​relative/spouse
relying on someone or something to be able to continue to exist or make ​progress: The ​company is less dependant than some ​bigretailers on massivestores to ensure good ​profitability.
(Definition of dependant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dependant”
in Arabic تابِع, عالة…
in Korean 딸린 식구…
in Portuguese dependente…
in Catalan persona a càrrec…
in Japanese 扶養家族…
in Chinese (Simplified) (孩子、家人等)需供养者…
in Turkish bağımlı, yardıma muhtaç…
in Russian иждивенец…
in Chinese (Traditional) (孩子、家人等)需供養者…
in Italian dipendente, persona a carico…
in Polish osoba będąca na czyimś utrzymaniu…
What is the pronunciation of dependant?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“dependant” in Business English

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More