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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dependance:


Dependance is sometimes a misspelling of dependence.

Definition of the noun dependance

What does dependance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dependances

  1. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  2. the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • alternative spelling: dependence
    • synonym of dependance: dependency
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun dependance


  1. [archaic] dependence
  2. Misspelling of dependence

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Google previewEnglish synonymes explained with illustrations and exemples from the best writers (1824)

by George Crabb

Dependance is the general term...

Dependance is an outward condition or the state of external circumstances ; reliance is a state of the feelings with regard to others. We depend upon God for all that we ...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order (1864)

With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers : to which is Now Added an Index to the Words by George Crabb

Dependance is a perpetual call upon humanity, and a greater incitement lo tenderness and pity than any other motive whatsoever, Addison. BENT, CURVED , CROOKED, AWRY. BENT, from bend, in Saxon bendan, is a variation of wind, in the ...

Google previewEnglish synonymes (1839)

Explained in alphabetical order by George Crabb, J. H. Hedley

Dependance is the general term; reliance is aspecies of dependanee: we depend either on persons or things; we rely on persons only:...

Google previewThe Spectator (1765)

In Eight Volumes

Dependance is a perpetual call upon humanity, and a greater incitement/to tenderness and-pity than anx other motive whatsoever.1 ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

They slept in peace by night, Secure of bread, as of returning light; And with such firm dependance on the day, That need grew pampered, and forgot to pray. Id. Every moment we feel our dependance upon God, and find that we can neither be ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* DEPENDANCE. ) n. s. [from depend.] ' 1. • DEPKNDANCY. 5 The state of hanging down from a supporter, a. Something hanging upon another.— On a neighb'ring tree descending light, Like 1 large cluster of black grapes they show,' ...

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

They slept in peace by night, Secure of bread, as of returning light , And with such una dependance on the day, That need grew pampered, and forgot to pray. Id. Every moment we feel our dependance upon God, and find that we can neither ...

Google previewA New Complete English Dictionary (1770)

Containing a Brief and Clear Explication of Most Words in the English Language ...

sortie dependance; liable, apt, in elinable, wont, or used to be. A a person under the rule and dominion ot a sovereign prince or state. It is also used for the matter of an art or science, or that which it considers, or wherein it is ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1907)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language, Practical and Comprehensive; Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words ... by Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

dependent hanging down or depending from " Like a large cluster of black grapes they show, And make a large dependance from the bough." Dry den: Virgil; Georgia iv. 806, 806. 2. Figuratively: (1) Mutual connection ; inter-relation, ...

Google previewA Dictionary in Hindee and English Compiled from Approved Authorities (1846)

Dependance. “HUT pur-ésh-ruyu, a. f. A parasite plant. '1in put-ash-rit, adj. Subject, dependant. qtm par-as, a. m. A tree (Butea frondoan) ; oakum made of the bark of that tree. qtrq pnr-é~soo, adj. Dead, expired. qtrgrn pur-a—soo-ta, s. f. Death, ...

Google previewDictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English (1880)

Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century which are No Longer in Use, Or are Not Used in the Same Sense and Words which are Now Used Only in the Provincial Dialects

Dependance, s. Aterm used byour earlier dramatists for the subject of a dispute likely to end in a duel. Masters of dependencies were bravoes, who undertook to regulate the grounds of a quarrel. The bastinado ! a most proper and sufficient ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : to which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

l involuntary obedience; meanness, dependance, baseuess; slavery, the condition of a slave. SERVING-MAN, sdrss- ving-man. s. A menial servant. SERVITOR, scr,-vy-tiir. s. dant; one of the lowest order in ...

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Scrabble value of D2E1P3E1N1D2A1N1C3E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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