Adjective independent has 6 senses
  1. independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"; "an independent republic"
    dependent, babelike, helpless, interdependent, mutualist, mutually beneficial, parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking, reliant, symbiotic, underage, myrmecophilous
  2. independent - not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else
    relative (indirect, via absolute)
  3. autonomous, independent, self-governing, sovereign - of political bodies; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
    Antonym: unfree (indirect, via free)
  4. independent - not contingent
    conditional (indirect, via unconditional)
  5. independent, main - of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
    Antonyms: dependent, subordinate
  6. independent - not controlled by a party or interest group
    partisan, partizan (indirect, via nonpartisan)
,Noun independent has 2 senses
  1. mugwump, independent, fencesitter - a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
    --1 is a kind of individualist
  2. freelance, independent, self-employed person - a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    --2 is a kind of worker