Dean - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |diːn|  American pronunciation of the word dean
Brit.  |diːn|  British pronunciation of the word dean

noun

- an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college
- United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
- a man who is the senior member of a group(syn: doyen)

he is the dean of foreign correspondents

- (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals

Examples

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

Neier is the dean of American human rights activism.

he is the dean of foreign correspondents

... the scenes involving the snotty, callous dean ring false right from the start ...

...the old fraternity brothers fondly recounted how their roguery used to rile the dean...

...the dean of student affairs is the proper arbiter when a student disputes a grade...

The dean allocated the funds to several students.

Mr Dean carried on his baking business until he retired.

You can count on Dean to ruin any party.

The actor James Dean acquired the status of a cult hero.

The Dean adjudicates any faculty disputes.

Dean sent me a lovely postcard with a picture of Bolton Abbey on the front.

It was time for Dean to settle down and raise a family.

James Dean acquired the status of a cult hero.

The new dean calls meetings every week

Word forms

noun
singular: dean
plural: deans
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