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Definitions of dean

  1. United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure ( 1931- 1955)
  2. an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college
  3. ( Roman Catholic) the head of the College of Cardinals
  4. a man who is the senior member of a group; " he is the dean of foreign correspondents"
  5. ( Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals
  6. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop.
  7. The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.
  8. The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.
  9. A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.
  10. The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; - so called by courtesy.
  11. The head of a group of clergy in cathedral and collegiate churches; the member of a college faculty who supervises, or looks after, the students; the administrative officer of a college or university next below the president; the oldest member, by reason of service, in a body of men of a certain profession.
  12. A dignitary in cathedral and collegiate churches who presides over the other clergy: a priest who presides at local synods: the president of the faculty in a college.
  13. An ecclesiastical dignitary; president of a collegiate faculty.
  14. The chief office of a cathedral; an executive officer of a college.
  15. An ecclesiastical dignitary in cathedral and collegiate churches, and the head of a chapter; an officer in each college of the English universities; the head of a faculty in a university. Dean and chapter, a bishop's council to aid him with their advice in the spiritual and temporal concerns of his see. Rural dean, one who has the ordering of ecclesiastical affairs in a remote part of a diocese. Dean of guild, in Scotland, originally the head of a guildry, and, as such, a member of the municipality of a royal burgh, now a magistrate whose duty it is to see to the security of buildings, & c. The dean of faculty, the head of the faculty of advocates in Scotland.
  16. The second dignitary of a diocese; an officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge appointed to see to the discipline of the college, especially as to attendance at chapel and hall; the chief or head of a faculty.
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Quotes of dean

  1. I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending. Apart from that, he's OK, I guess. About the same as Howard Dean – Peter Brimelow
  2. When people ask me if Dean Martin drank, let me put it this way. If Dracula bit Dean in the neck, he'd get a Bloody Mary. – Red Buttons
  3. Steve McQueen was from a time when you didn't know every little dirty thing about our public figures. He and James Dean were very mysterious, archetypal American heroes. – Sheryl Crow
  4. I already played James Dean in a film called Race with Destiny, but it hasn't come out yet. – Casper Van Dien
  5. I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge that even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern, at least it is better than breaking them. – Learned Hand
  6. I knew Jimmy Dean He tested for 'Battle Cry'. Paul Newman tested for 'Battle Cry'. I did nine tests to finally get that role. – Tab Hunter
  7. Folks who are getting their strokes in the South are not as unhappy with Howard Dean You don't see anybody starting any movement to get him out of office. – Gwen Ifill
  8. My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground. – Maya Lin
  9. When I played Dean Martin, he was dead when we made the movie but there would have been nothing better than to spend a week with Dean Martin if I could have. – Joe Mantegna
  10. Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic? – Robert Novak
  11. I served as Dean until 1974, when I stepped down to return to full time teaching and research. – Frederick Reines
  12. This line of research continued when I went, and brought my research group with me, to the new University of California, Irvine campus in 1966 to become the founding Dean of the School of Physical Sciences. – Frederick Reines
  13. Well, I went to school with Jan and Dean Ryan O'Neal, some of the Beach Boys we all use to party together. – Tommy Rettig
  14. When Howard Dean started saying some honest things, they hung him. – Robert Scheer

Usage examples for dean

  1. The dean must have known all about it?" – Christian's Mistake by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. His name is Richard Dean – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Better than a mirage, is it not, Miss Dean – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  4. It was in the woods- near Stone Dean where they were seen. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  5. " Of course you haven't," said the Dean – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  6. Also gave evidence before the parliamentary Committee of 1857. For some years master of the Stationers' School in England and Dean of the College of Preceptors. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  7. I said that you knew him; and that he lived at the old house at Stone Dean – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  8. Dean Street's just round the corner- 'tis number twenty. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  9. " You bet we do," said Dean – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  10. The dean expressed satisfaction, but the poet replied, " No, no, the sense is not complete." – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  11. As for Linnell, he was surrounded by an excited crowd of people eager to shake hands with him, but none of whom could answer his questions about Mrs Dean – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  12. My object was not to borrow money, but to explain why Jim Dean shot at you. – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  13. " I am sorry," he said again, when she rose, " sorry-" " It is nothing," said Mrs. Dean quietly. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  14. This work he undertook and completed with great success, remaining Dean of the Cornell Law School for seven years. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  15. Your dean of studies holds he was a holy Roman. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  16. " Let us ask Mrs. Dean – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  17. The details were worked out with the frank contempt for possibility which characterizes some of the famous suggestions of Dean Swift. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  18. " I heard them say he was at the Dean last night. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  19. And then they all stood up, the dean standing also before his tribune, and a deep- toned murmur went round the circle. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope

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