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dean

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noun \ˈdēn\

Simple Definition of dean

  • : a person who is in charge of one of the parts of a university (such as a college or school)

  • : a person whose job is to give advice to the students in a college or high school and to make sure that they obey the school's rules

  • : a person who has more experience in or knowledge about a particular profession, subject, etc., than anyone or almost anyone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dean

  1. 1 a :  the head of the chapter of a collegiate or cathedral church b :  a Roman Catholic priest who supervises one district of a diocese

  2. 2 a :  the head of a division, faculty, college, or school of a university b :  a college or secondary school administrator in charge of counseling and disciplining students

  3. 3 :  doyen 1

dean intransitive verb
deanship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of dean in a sentence

  1. She's the dean of the university's business school.

  2. the dean of liberal arts



Origin of dean

Middle English deen, from Anglo-French deen, deien, from Late Latin decanus chief of ten, from Greek dekanos, from deka ten — more at ten


First Known Use: 13th century


Dean

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biographical name \ˈdēn\

Definition of Dean

  1. Sir Patrick 1909–1994 British diplomat




DEAN Defined for Kids

dean

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noun \ˈdēn\

Definition of dean for Students

  1. 1 :  a church official in charge of a cathedral

  2. 2 :  the head of a section (as a college) of a university <the dean of the medical school>

  3. 3 :  an official in charge of students or studies in a school or college <the dean of women>





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