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Dependance

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

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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

noun

  1. [archaic] dependence
  2. Misspelling of dependence

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dependance

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Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order (1837)

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 to tenderness and pity than any other motive whatsoever. ADDIson. BENT, CURVED, CROOKED, AWRY. BENT, from bend, in Saxon bendan, is a variation of wind, ...

Google previewThe Spectator (1765)

In Eight Volumes

Dependance is a perpetual call upon humanity, and a greater incitement to tenderness and pity than any other motive whatsoever. The man therefore who, ...

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 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 previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

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 previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

DEPENDANCE, [de, from, pendeo, to hang, L.] inability to sustain one's self without the aid of another; confidence.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

On a neighb'ring tree descending light, Like a large cluster of black grapes they show, And make a long dependance from the bough. Dryden, Virg. Georg. 4.

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,' ...

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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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