Definition of dean
1a : the head of the chapter of a collegiate or cathedral churchb : a Roman Catholic priest who supervises one district of a diocese
2a : the head of a division, faculty, college, or school of a universityb : a college or secondary school administrator in charge of counseling and disciplining students
3 : doyen 1
deanshipplay \-ˌship\ noun
Examples of dean in a Sentence
She's the dean of the university's business school.
the dean of liberal arts
Recent Examples of dean from the Web
Areas like Hamilton County were built without much thought to affordability, said David Reingold, dean of Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts and a sociologist who has studied low-income housing policy.
Dinwiddie was a San Francisco architect who came to New Orleans to serve as dean of the Tulane School of Architecture from 1953 to 1960.
McDonald told the school board Taveras has worked in education for 15 years, as a social studies teacher, dean of students and assistant varsity basketball coach.
The retirement of three deans who have been at HCC for a combined 125 years was announced at the June 13 trustees meeting.
Those ideas were then brought to one of four deaneries held in February, which parsed the information down even further, said the Rev. Michael Yadron, pastor for St. Thomas More in Munster and one of the deans.
The groom’s mother is the dean of the State University of New York Delhi School of Nursing.
St. Cloud State University: Naperville resident Daniel William Mokrzycki, a marketing major, was named to the dean's list at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn.
NORTH COUNTY Local students honored Jacob Davis of Del Mar made the fall dean’s list at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn.
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Definition of Dean
Sir Patrick 1909–1994 British diplomat
DEAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dean for English Language Learners
: 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
DEAN Defined for Kids
Definition of dean for Students
1 : a church official in charge of a cathedral
2 : the head of a section (as a college) of a university the dean of the medical school
3 : an official in charge of students or studies in a school or college the dean of women
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