In British English, "dependent" is an adjective. E xample: "He is dependent upon his mother." "He is drug-dependent." \n .
\n In British English, "depend…ant" is a noun. E xample: "He is a dependant." (For example, a welfare recipient is a dependant or ward of the state.) However, in American English, "dependent" is used as both the adjective and the noun. "Dependant," although officially an alternate spelling, is virtually non-existent in the U.S. (MORE)
When you count on someone to do something for you. Example: You depend on your parents to give you food, water, shelter, clothing, and love. (There are some more things that …you depend on your parents for, I just typed the basic things.) (MORE)