dean Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “dean” - English Dictionary

"dean" in American English

See all translations

deannoun [C]

 us   /din/
a high-ranking ​official in a ​college or ​universityresponsible for a ​department, ​teachers, ​students, etc.: Langer is the dean of the ​lawschool.
(Definition of dean from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"dean" in British English

See all translations

deannoun [C]

uk   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 ​particularjob or ​activity they ​share, and who is ​theirunofficialleader: Parsons is the dean of the TV ​newscorrespondents at Channel Nine.
  • dean noun [C] (CHURCH)

a ​priest of high ​rank in the Church of ​England or the ​RomanCatholic Church, who is in ​charge of ​managing a ​largechurch or cathedral
(Definition of dean from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dean?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More