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dean

 (dēn)
n.
1.
a. An administrative officer in charge of a college, faculty, or division in a university.
b. An officer of a college or high school who counsels students and supervises the enforcement of rules.
2. Ecclesiastical The head of the chapter of canons governing a cathedral or collegiate church.
3. Roman Catholic Church A priest appointed to oversee a group of parishes within a diocese.
4. The senior member of a body or group: the dean of the Washington diplomatic corps.

[Middle English deen, from Old French deien, from Late Latin decānus, chief of ten, from decem, ten, or from Greek dekānos, chief of ten (from deka, ten); see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

dean′ship′ n.

dean

(diːn)
n
1. (Education) the chief administrative official of a college or university faculty
2. (Education) (at Oxford and Cambridge universities) a college fellow with responsibility for undergraduate discipline
3. (Anglicanism) chiefly Church of England the head of a chapter of canons and administrator of a cathedral or collegiate church
4. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the cardinal bishop senior by consecration and head of the college of cardinals. See also rural dean
[C14: from Old French deien, from Late Latin decānus one set over ten persons, from Latin decem ten]
ˈdeanˌship n

Dean

(diːn)
n
(Placename) Forest of Dean a forest in W England, in Gloucestershire, between the Rivers Severn and Wye: formerly a royal hunting ground

Dean

(diːn)
n
1. (Biography) Christopher. See Torvill and Dean
2. (Biography) James (Byron). 1931–55, US film actor, who became a cult figure; his films include East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause (both 1955). He died in a car crash

dean

(din)

n.
1.
a. the head of faculty in a university or college.
b. the head of a theological school.
c. an official in a university or college in charge of discipline, counseling, or admissions.
2.
a. the head of a cathedral or a collegiate church.
b. a priest in the Roman Catholic or Anglican Church appointed by a bishop to take care of the affairs of a division of a diocese.
3. the senior member, in length of service, of any profession, field, etc.: the dean of American composers.
[1300–50; Middle English deen < Old French deien < Late Latin decānus chief of ten = Latin dec(em) ten + -ānus -an1]
dean′ship, n.

Dean

(din)

n.
James (Byron), 1931–55, U.S. actor.

dean

- Comes from Latin decanum, "chief of a group of ten," and Greek dekanos, "a monk or dignitary in charge of ten others."
See also related terms for monk.

dean

A person in charge of the administration in a college, university, or faculty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dean - an administrator in charge of a division of a university or collegedean - an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college
academic administrator - an administrator in a college or university
2.Dean - United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
3.dean - a man who is the senior member of a groupdean - a man who is the senior member of a group; "he is the dean of foreign correspondents"
elder, senior - a person who is older than you are
4.dean - (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
cardinal - (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes

dean

noun faculty head, director, principal, provost, head of department, department head, head of faculty dean of the faculty
Related words
adjective decanal
Translations
الأسْقُف الرَّئيسي في الكاتِدرائِيَّهعَميد الجامِعَه
děkan
dekandomprovst
dékánesperes
dekan
deildarforseti; fulltrúiprófastur
dekanas
dekānsfakultātes dekāns
dekan
dekankatedral/kilise başrahibi

dean

[diːn] N (Rel) → deán m (Univ) → decano m
Dean's list (US) (Univ) → lista f de honor académica
DEAN'S LIST
Se llama Dean's List a la relación honorífica de alumnos que se hace en muchas universidades estadounidenses al final de cada año académico o al final de la carrera. En algunas universidades para figurar en ella se ha de haber obtenido A o B en todas las asignaturas, aunque normalmente la lista se basa en la nota media, conocida como grade-point average. Los estudiantes que han recibido la máxima puntuación, A, en todo, aparecen a veces en otra lista, llamada scholars' list o president's list. En algunas escuelas también publican listas similares, conocidas como honor roll.

dean

[ˈdiːn] n
[cathedral] → doyen m
(British) (in university)doyen m
(US) (in university)conseiller/ère m/f (principal(e)) d'éducation

dean

n (Eccl, Univ) → Dekan(in) m(f)

dean

[diːn] n (of college, university) → preside m/f (Rel) → decano

dean

(diːn) noun
1. the chief clergyman in a cathedral church.
2. an important official in a university.
References in classic literature ?
Dean, when she brought in supper, to sit down while I ate it; hoping sincerely she would prove a regular gossip, and either rouse me to animation or lull me to sleep by her talk.
He cherished an extraordinary belief in the virtues of "shorts" as a disguise, and had in his own mind sketched a dress for himself that would have made him something between a dean and a dentist.
The second, Alexander Melville Bell, was the dean of British elocutionists, a man of creative brain and a most impressive facility of rhetoric.
Then his voice changed as if every pine-tree was a Rural Dean.
They were his father and mother, his brother the Reverend Felix--curate at a town in the adjoining county, home for the inside of a fortnight--and his other brother, the Reverend Cuthbert, the classical scholar, and Fellow and Dean of his College, down from Cambridge for the long vacation.
He kept the parish accounts, arranged the treats for the choir and the schools; though there was no organ in the parish church, it was generally considered (in Blackstable) that the choir he led was the best in Kent; and when there was any ceremony, such as a visit from the Bishop for confirmation or from the Rural Dean to preach at the Harvest Thanksgiving, he made the necessary preparations.
My poor brother was in the Church, and would have done well--had got preferment already, but that stomach fever took him off: else he might have been a dean by this time.
who assisted me one time when I was in great distress, and is now the Dean of the Royal College of Athletic Science.
Every school teacher in the land looks up to Vanderwater as the Dean of American criticism.
THE DEAN OF FACULTY (Farmichael), } Counsel for the Panel ALEXANDER CROCKET, Esquire (Advocate),} (otherwise the Prisoner) MR.
It was a gay and cheerful life which, when at length he was given the living of Dean Prior in Devonshire, he found it hard to leave.
to be the Archdeacon of the afflicted, the Dean of the hungry, and the Bishop of the poor.