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Dean meaning

dean - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals
  2. 2. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop.
  3. 3. The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.
  4. 4. The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.
  5. 5. A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.
  6. 6. The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; - so called by courtesy.
  7. 7. An ecclesiastical dignitary; president of a collegiate faculty.

dean - examples of usage

  1. " Besides, my dear," said the Dean, " Peggy has often gone away by herself." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. " It doesn't matter," said her husband, who was first a man and then a dean. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. " Not a little bit," said the Dean. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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