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Definition of Dean

Dean

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

Dean Quotations

I've seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can't make any money. I tell you something... no one's going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean.
Jimmy Dean

I am an international leader, the dean of the Arab rulers, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of Muslims, and my international status does not allow me to descend to a lower level.
Muammar al-Gaddafi

Dean Martin always dressed very well but then he was a good looking fella with a good physique so he could wear anything.
Tom Jones

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
Soren Kierkegaard

I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean's films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.
Elvis Presley
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Dean Translations

dean in Danish is dekan
dean in Dutch is deken, decaan
dean in French is doyen
dean in German is Dekan
dean in Portuguese is decano
dean in Swedish is domprost, prost, dekanus
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