Crossword clues for subordinate
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dependent \De*pend"ent\, a. [L. dependens, -entis, p. pr. dependere. See Depend, and cf. Dependant.]
Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends. Opposite of independent. [Narrower terms: interdependent, mutualist, mutually beneficial; parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking; subordinate; underage; myrmecophilous; symbiotic] Also See: unfree.
England, long dependent and degraded, was again a power of the first rank.
conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of unconditional.
addicted to drugs.
Syn: addicted, dependent, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out.
Dependent covenant or Dependent contract (Law), one not binding until some connecting stipulation is performed.
Dependent variable (Math.), a varying quantity whose changes are arbitrary, but are regarded as produced by changes in another variable, which is called the independent variable.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., "having an inferior rank," from Medieval Latin subordinatus "placed in a lower order, made subject," past participle of subordinare "place in a lower order," from Latin sub "under" (see sub-) + ordinare "arrange, set in order" (see ordain). Related: Subordinance; subordinant; subordinately. For "of or pertaining to the classificatory rank of a suborder," subordinal (1842) is used.\n
"to bring into a subordinate position to something else, to make of less value, to make auxiliary or dependent," 1590s, from Medieval Latin subordinatus (see subordinate (adj.)). Related: Subordinated; subordinating.
"one inferior in power, rank, office, etc.," 1630s, from subordinate (adj.).
1 Placed in a lower class, rank, or position. 2 submissive or inferior to, or controlled by, authority. 3 (context grammar of a clause not comparable English) dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause n. (senseid en one who is subordinate)(context countable English) One who is subordinate. v
1 (context transitive English) To make subservient. 2 (context transitive English) To treat as of less value or importance. 3 (context transitive finance English) To make of lower priority in order of payment in bankruptcy.
subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom" [ant: insubordinate]
of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence" [syn: dependent] [ant: independent]
inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary" [syn: junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern]
v. rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler" [syn: subdue]
Usage examples of "subordinate".
Economic development within the United States and stabilization and reform in Europe and Japan were all guaranteed by the United States insofar as it accumulated imperialist superprofits through its relationship to the subordinate countries.
She accustomed her husband to consider Julian as a youth of a mild, unambitious disposition, whose allegiance and gratitude might be secured by the gift of the purple, and who was qualified to fill with honor a subordinate station, without aspiring to dispute the commands, or to shade the glories, of his sovereign and benefactor.
This typical Tusayan feature is only slightly approximated in some subordinate rows within the court.
This form of faith, asserting the efflux of all subordinate existence out of one Supreme Being, seems sometimes to rest on an intuitive idea.
The guard would inform Banneret Dusburg that his minion had returned, and Dusburg would either send him out again or advise Banneret Catavolinos that he could have his subordinate back.
Another champion, Bles Four-Fang, invaded the headquarters of the garrison, caught up the silver commander named Seaborg, and appeared to devour him, armor and all, while the dying officer calmly broadcast final telepathic orders to his subordinates directing the troops now making a last stand at the gate opening into the inner city.
Kirk cut him off with the same impatient brusqueness that would strike fear into the hearts of his subordinates when he was twenty years more refined.
The subsequent publication of the official despatches has served little purpose, save to show that there was a want of harmony between Buller and Warren, and that the former lost all confidence in his subordinate during the course of the operations.
To prevent the enemy from detecting a rhythm in the off-on radar monitoring, Manesh had ordered his subordinate to change the time lapse between sweeps and also change the duration of the sweeps.
Of course the President cannot be held responsible for the misfeasances of subordinates, unless adopted or at least tolerated by him.
Forgetting about the papers he was examining, Morena took the Bodyguard away from his subordinates, examined it with pleasure, and then stuck it inside his waistband.
Laughing, Morena slugged Ransom half a dozen times in the face and stomach while his grinning subordinates watched.
God--an illimitable, omnipotent, paternal spirit, who rewarded the good and punished the wicked--in contradistinction from the multifarious, subordinate, animal and bestial demi-gods of the other nations of the earth.
Dux to the Comes, I do not think we can, with the Notitia before us, assert that the Provincial Duces were regularly subordinated to the Diocesan Comes, as the Provincial Consulares were to the Diocesan Vicarius.
Namely, amid the alternative time-systems which nature offers there will be one with a duration giving the best average of cogredience for all the subordinate parts of the percipient event.