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English noun: dean

1. dean (person) an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college


Broader (hypernym)academic administrator

2. Dean (person) United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)


SynonymsJames Byron Dean, James Dean


Instance hypernymactor, histrion, player, role player, thespian

3. dean (person) a man who is the senior member of a group


SamplesHe is the dean of foreign correspondents.


Synonymsdoyen


Broader (hypernym)elder, senior

4. dean (person) (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals


Broader (hypernym)cardinal


Domain categoryChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church









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