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meanings of dean


  1. A hill.
  2. 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).
  3. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain church bodies, especially an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop, in charge of a chapter of canons.
  4. The senior member of some group of people.


  1. Any of various villages and hamlets in England.
  2. A habitational surname from Middle English dene “valley".
  3. A title afforded to a dean.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname or derived from the title.


  1. To serve as a dean.
  2. To send (a student) to see the dean of a university.

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