Meaning of “dean” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary
Contents

"dean" in British English

See all translations

deannoun [ C ]

uk /diːn/ us /diːn/

dean noun [ C ] (LEADER)

an official of high rank in a college or university who is responsible for the organization of a department or departments:

She is the new dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
the Dean of Medicine

US someone among a group of people who has worked the longest in the particular job or activity they share, and who is their unofficial leader:

Parsons is the dean of the TV news correspondents at Channel Nine.

dean noun [ C ] (CHURCH)

a priest of high rank in the Church of England or the Roman Catholic Church, who is in charge of managing a large church or cathedral

(Definition of “dean” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dean" in American English

See all translations

deannoun [ C ]

us /din/

a high-ranking official in a college or university responsible for a department, teachers, students, etc.:

Langer is the dean of the law school.

(Definition of “dean” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)