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dean at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dean at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1330, from O.Fr. deien, from L.L. decanus "head of a group of 10 monks in a monastery," from earlier secular meaning "commander of 10 soldiers" (which was extended to civil administrators in the late empire), from Gk. dekanos, from deka "ten." Replaced O.E. teo?uingealdor. College sense is from 1577 (in L. from 1271). ///

Dean at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Dizzy (1911-74) a US baseball player who was a famous pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals team in the 1930s, helping them win the World Series in 1934. He was famous for achieving more strikeouts than any other pitcher.//
James (1931-55) a US film actor who became extremely famous, and then died in a car crash at the age of 24. Many people think of him as a typical example of a young rebel (=someone who refuses to do follow social rules or behave in the way that other people want them to) . His films include East of Eden (1955) and Rebel Without a Cause (1955).//

dean at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: deien, from Late Latin decanus 'person in charge of ten others', from Latin decem 'ten']//
1 a priest of high rank in the Christian church who is in charge of several priests or churches:
2 someone in a university who is responsible for a particular area of work: --the admissions dean//
3 AmE someone with a lot of experience of a particular job or subject: British Equivalent: doyen// dean of// --Neier is the dean of American human rights activism.//

deán at Spanish => English Of Explained:


dean at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "dean":
A per se, Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, abuna, academic dean,
ace, administration, administrator, antipope, archbishop,
archdeacon, archon, archpriest, bellwether, bishop,
bishop coadjutor, boss, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop,
cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, champion, chancellor, chaplain,
chief, chief executive, chief executive officer, coadjutor,
commander, curate, dean of men, dean of women, diocesan, doyen,
doyenne, ecclesiarch, elder, eldest, exarch, executive,
executive director, executive officer, executive secretary, father,
first-born, firstling, fugleman, genius, guide, head, headmaster,
headmistress, hierarch, high priest, higher-up, important person,
kingfish, kingpin, laureate, lead, leader, magistrate, management,
managing director, master, metropolitan, nonpareil, officer,
official, older, oldest, papa, paragon, patriarch, penitentiary,
personage, pilot, pontiff, pope, prebendary, prefect, prelate,
president, prexy, primate, principal, prodigy, provost, rector,
ruler, rural dean, secretary, senior, sire, star, subdean,
suffragan, superior, superman, superstar, the administration,
the greatest, the most, top dog, treasurer, vicar, vice-chancellor,
vice-president, virtuoso, warden

dean at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (in the Anglican Church) a priest of high rank who is in charge of the other priests in a CATHEDRAL
2 (also rural dean) (BrE) a priest who is in charge of the priests of several churches in an area
3 a person in a university who is in charge of a department of studies:
the dean of the Faculty of Medicine
4 (in a college or university, especially at Oxford or Cambridge) a person who is responsible for the discipline of students
5 (AmE) = DOYEN

DEAN at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

(cheerier, cheeriest) (informal) (of a person or their behaviour) happy and cheerful:
a cheery remark / smile / wave * He left with a cheery 'See you again soon'.
cheerily adverbnoun

1 [U, C] a type of food made from milk that can be either soft or hard and is usually white or yellow in colo

Dean at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dean \Dean\, n. [OE. dene, deene, OF. deien, dien, F. doyen,
eldest of a corporation, a dean, L. decanus the chief of ten,
one set over ten persons, e. g., over soldiers or over monks,
from decem ten. See {Ten}, and cf. {Decemvir}.]
1. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical
and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary,
subordinate to a bishop.

{Dean of cathedral church}, the chief officer of a chapter;
he is an ecclesiastical magistrate next in degree to
bishop, and has immediate charge of the cathedral and its

{Dean of peculiars}, a dean holding a preferment which has
some peculiarity relative to spiritual superiors and the
jurisdiction exercised in it. [Eng.]

{Rural dean}, one having, under the bishop, the especial care
and inspection of the clergy within certain parishes or
districts of the diocese.

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. --Shipley.

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. [U.S.]

5. The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony;
as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; -- so called by

{Cardinal dean}, the senior cardinal bishop of the college of
cardinals at Rome. --Shipley.

{Dean and chapter}, the legal corporation and governing body
of a cathedral. It consists of the dean, who is chief, and
his canons or prebendaries.

{Dean of arches}, the lay judge of the court of arches.

{Dean of faculty}, the president of an incorporation or
barristers; specifically, the president of the
incorporation of advocates in Edinburgh.

{Dean of guild}, a magistrate of Scotch burghs, formerly, and
still, in some burghs, chosen by the Guildry, whose duty
is to superintend the erection of new buildings and see
that they conform to the law.

{Dean of a monastery}, {Monastic dean}, a monastic superior
over ten monks.

{Dean's stall}. See {Decanal stall}, under {Decanal}.

dean at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an administrator in charge of a division of a university or
2: United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made
him a cult figure (1931-1955) [syn: {James Dean}, {James
Byron Dean}]
3: a man who is the senior member of a group; "he is the dean
of foreign correspondents" [syn: {doyen}]
4: (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals

dean at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Dean|déan|dèan


Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » deen|lang=xno < Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » deien|lang=fro < Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » decanus|decānus|lang=la.


* Inter: enPR » dēn, Inter: IPA » /diːn/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /di:n/
  • Inter: rhymes » iːn
  • : Homophones: dene


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A senior official in a college or university, who may be in charge of a division or faculty (for example, the dean of science) or have some other advisory or disciplinary function (for example, the dean of students).
    1. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain church bodies, especially an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop, in charge of a chapter of canon.
    2. The senior member of some group of people.
    3. : dean of the diplomatic corps - a country's most senior ambassador
    4. : dean of the House - the longest-serving member of a legislature
    5. 1955, Category: w - :Rex Stout|Rex Stout, "The Next Witness", in Category: w - :Three Witnesses (book)|Three Witnesses, October 1994 Category: w - :Bantam Books|Bantam edition, ISBN 0553249592, page 67:
    6. : All of the switchboard operators had been parties to it, including Marie Willis. Their dean, Alice Hart, collectedInter: .. » .
    7. Inter: Susse » x a hill (chiefly place names).

      Related terms

      * decanal

      Derived terms

      * dean and chapter

  • deaness


    Inter: trans-top » senior official in college or university
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|դեկան|tr=dekan
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|декан|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|院長|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|院长|tr=yuànzhǎng|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|decaan|m, Inter: qualifier » rare Inter: t+ » nl|deken|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|dekaani
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|doyen|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Dekan {{m}}, Dekanin {{f}}
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|dekan
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|dziekan|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|reitor
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|декан|m|tr=dekán
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|decano|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » church dignitary
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|главен свещеник
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|deken|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kirkkoherra
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|decano|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » senior member of a group
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|deken|m
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|doyen, Inter: t+ » fr|doyenne|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|decano|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Aden
    • Dane
    • Edna



    Inter: gl-verb-for » m
  • Inter: conjugation of » dar||lang=gl|3|p|pres|sub

  • Category: ast:dean -
    Translation: cs » dean
    Translation: et » dean
    Translation: el » dean
    Translation: es » dean
    Translation: eo » dean
    Translation: fa » dean
    Translation: io » dean
    Translation: kn » dean
    Translation: hu » dean
    Translation: mg » dean
    Translation: ml » dean
    Translation: my » dean
    Translation: pl » dean
    Translation: fi » dean
    Translation: sv » dean
    Translation: ta » dean
    Translation: te » dean
    Translation: vi » dean
    Translation: zh » dean

    Dean at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » dean|dèan|déan



    * Inter: IPA » /diːn/

    Proper noun

    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A title afforded to a dean.
    1. Inter: surname » habitational|from=Middle English|dot= surname from Inter: etyl » enm dene "valley".
    2. Inter: given name » male|from=surnames derived from the surname or from the title.

      Related terms

      * Dane

  • Deane


    * Aden
  • Dane
  • Edna

  • Translation: el » Dean
    Translation: fr » Dean
    Translation: no » Dean
    Translation: ru » Dean
    Translation: sr » Dean

    dèan at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Dean|dean|déan

    Scottish Gaelic


    * Inter: IPA » /tʲian/|lang=gd


    Inter: head » gd|verb|verbal noun|dèanamh|sort=dean
  • do
    1. make


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    !style="background:#F1BC4E;"| Tense \ Voice
    !style="background:#D0D0B0;"| Active
    !style="background:#D0D0B0;"| Passive
    !style="background:#D0D0B0;"| Present
    |style="background:#F7F7F5;" width=100px| Inter: l » gd|a' Inter: l » gd|dèanamh
    |style="background:#F7F7F5;" align="center" width=100px| --
    !style="background:#D0D0B0;"| Past
    |style="background:#F7F7F5;"| Inter: l » gd|rinn
    |style="background:#F7F7F5;"| Inter: l » gd|rinneadh
    !style="background:#D0D0B0;"| Future
    |style="background:#F7F7F5;"| Inter: l » gd|nì
    |style="background:#F7F7F5;"| Inter: l » gd|nithear
    !style="background:#D0D0B0;"| Conditional
    |style="background:#F7F7F5;"| Inter: l » gd|dhèanadh
    |style="background:#F7F7F5;"| Inter: l » gd|dhèantadh

    Derived terms

    Inter: der-to » p
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan adhradh - worship (verb)
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan briogadh clì - left-click (verb)
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan briogadh deis - right-click (verb)
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan bun no bàrr - make head or tail
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan casad - cough (verb)
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan casaid - complain
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan coimeas air - compare
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan dìmeas air - despise
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan dranndan - snarl (verb)
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan dùrdail - coo (a bird, verb)
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan fàite-gàire - smile (verb)
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan farchluais - eavesdrop
    • Inter: l » gd|dèan fead - whistle (verb)

    Inter: der-mi » d
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan feum de - use (verb)
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan fiughair ri - look forward to
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan gàire - smile; laugh (verb)
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan glugan - gurgle (verb)
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan in-imrich - immigrate
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan lethbhreac - copy (verb)
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan preasarlach - coppice (verb)
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan rèite - atone
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan sèist air - besiege
  • Inter: l » gd|dèan snodha-gàire - smile (verb)
  • Inter: l » gd|dèanta - done, made
  • Inter: l » gd|ionnsaich do sheanmhair lit' a dhèanamh - teach grandmother how to suck eggs

  • Inter: der-botto » m
    Category: Category:Scottish Gaelic irregular verbs -
    Translation: fr » dèan
    Translation: lt » dèan
    Translation: hu » dèan
    Translation: mg » dèan

    déan at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Dean|dean|dèan


    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » sga|ga|sort=dean Inter: term » dénai|·dénai|lang=sga, prototonic form of Inter: term » dogní|do·gní|lang=sga.


    * Inter: IPA » lang=ga|dʲeːn̪ˠ
  • Inter: a » Aran Inter: IPA » dʲiːn|lang=ga


    Inter: ga-verb » pres=déanann|fut=déanfaidh|vn=déanamh|pp=déanta|sort=dean|irreg=yes

  • to do
    1. to make
      Inter: ga-conj-irreg »

    Derived terms
    * Inter: l » ga|déanach


    * Inter: R:Finck » 2|84

    Etymology 2

    Inter: borrowing » en|dean|lang=ga|sort=dean.


    * Inter: IPA » lang=ga|dʲeːn̪ˠ


    Inter: ga-noun » déin|déin|g=m|sort=dean
  • dean
    Inter: ga-decl-m1 » d|éan|éin
    Derived terms
    * Inter: l » ga|déanacht


    Inter: ga mut cons » d|éan

  • Translation: de » déan
    Translation: es » déan
    Translation: lt » déan
    Translation: hu » déan
    Translation: mg » déan