verb (used without object)
Origin of depend
Examples from the Web for depending
Using standard methods, the cost of printing DNA could run upwards of a billion dollars or more, depending on the strand.
But this war jumps from city to city, depending the threat of the day.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And the more she is forced to recount, the more her grasp of reality slips, or heightens, depending on your point of view.
People come to The Ball with many different goals in mind, depending on what they are looking for that evening.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, depending on how urgent I think it is to get it, sometimes I have to go back home and drop it off.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Breeds of poultry are usually divided into three separate classes, depending on the place where the breed originated.Outdoor Sports and Games|Claude H. Miller
All these petitions were depending, without any answer whatever from the crown, when the revolution war broke out.
These after-images are due to persistence or fatigue of the visual process, depending upon conditions.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
The flash point of kerosene may be between 70 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit, depending upon the grade.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
The woman who was depending on charity had become a burden of which they wished to rid themselves.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner
British Dictionary definitions for depending
Word Origin for depend
Word Origin and History for depending
early 15c., "to be attached to as a condition or cause," a figurative use, from Middle French dependre, literally "to hang from, hang down," from Latin dependere "to hang from, hang down; be dependent on, be derived," from de- "from, down" (see de-) + pendere "to hang, be suspended" (see pendant). Related: Depended; depending.