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Definition 1: an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college - [noun denoting person]

(dean is a kind of ...) an administrator in a college or university

Definition 2: (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals - [noun denoting person]

(dean is a kind of ...) (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 belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 3: United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for dean in the sense of this definition

(dean is an instance of ...) a theatrical performer

Definition 4: a man who is the senior member of a group - [noun denoting person]

Samples where dean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is the dean of foreign correspondents

Synonyms for dean in the sense of this definition

(dean is a kind of ...) a person who is older than you are

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