n. dignitary or presiding officer; head in the faculty of some colleges or universities
He was elected the dean of our department.
Sentence in Classic:
A figure was crouching before the large grate and by its leanness and greyness he knew that it was the dean of studies lighting the fire.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
It seemed to us that the first time life ever struck Jones as a really serious thing was when the Dean told him he must leave school.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
Dean, when she brought in supper, to sit down while I ate it; hoping sincerely she would prove a regular gossip, and either rouse me to animation or lull me to sleep by her talk.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context