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Wordnet 3.0


1. not of legal age;
- Example: "minor children"
[syn: minor, nonaged, underage]

2. dependent by virtue of youth;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

underage \un"der*age`\ ([u^]n"d[~e]r*[i^]j), a. Shortage or deficiency in amount; shortfall. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Under-age \Un"der-age`\, a. 1. Not having arrived at adult age; hence, incapable legally of performing certain acts restricted to adults. [PJC] 2. Not having arrived at adult age, or at years of discretion; hence, raw; green; immature; boyish; childish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I myself have loved a lady, and pursued her with a great deal of under-age protestation. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dependent \De*pend"ent\, a. [L. dependens, -entis, p. pr. dependere. See Depend, and cf. Dependant.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] England, long dependent and degraded, was again a power of the first rank. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of unconditional. Syn: qualified. [WordNet 1.5] 4. addicted to drugs. Syn: addicted, dependent, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out. [WordNet 1.5] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

underage adj 1: not of legal age; "minor children" [syn: minor, nonaged, underage] [ant: major] 2: dependent by virtue of youth
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "underage": budding, callow, defalcation, deficiency, deficit, dewy, green, growing, immature, impubic, inadequacy, inexperienced, ingenuous, innocent, insufficiency, intact, juicy, lack, minor, naive, new-fledged, raw, ripening, sappy, scantiness, shortage, tender, unadult, undeveloped, unfledged, unformed, unlicked, unmellowed, unripe, unseasoned, vernal, virginal