(noun, verb)


1. an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college

Definition categories: person

2. a man who is the senior member of a group

- he is the dean of foreign correspondents

Similar word(s): doyen

Definition categories: person, elder, senior

3. (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals

Definition categories: person, cardinal

Sentences with dean as a noun:

- dean of the diplomatic corps - a country's most senior ambassadordean of the House - the longest-serving member of a legislature


1. (intransitive, rare) To serve as a dean.

2. (transitive, rare, informal) To send (a student) to see the dean of a university.