from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Dean, James Byron 1931-1955. American actor whose moody, rebellious persona in films such as East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause (both 1955) made him a cult figure. He died in an automobile accident.
  • Dean, Jay Hanna Known as "Dizzy.” 1911-1974. American baseball player. A right-handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1930-1937), he is best remembered for his 1934 season, in which he won 30 regular-season games, led the league in strikeouts, and won two World Series games.

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  • proper n. A title afforded to a dean.
  • proper n. A habitational surname surname from Middle English dene "valley".
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname or from the title.


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  • Posted on April 13, 2010 at 5:17 pm what if dean being able to kill her is because he's a servant of the heaven irrespective of whether he feels that way or not…like Michael told him, free will is an illusion…which also explains why Dean ended up in heaven even though he may not exactly belong there like a poster pointed?

    Supernatural: 99 Problems - Pink

  • Since John failed and disappointed Sam, he chose – even if not consciously – DEAN to occupy John's role because deep down he knew that Dean would never fail him.

    Supernatural: The Devil You Know - Pink

  • But if there's something Dean should be doing, as you say, then it sort of has to be *about Dean*, right?

    Supernatural: The End - Pink

  • We still have the yearly dean hospitalized, we just had the Dean nearly dying apparently, for the 2nd time this season and Dean crying prettily.

    Supernatural: The Curious Case of Dean Winchester - Pink

  • Hence it happens that you rarely find yourself in a shop, or other place of public resort, with a Christ-Church man, but he takes occasion, if young and frivolous, to talk loudly of the Dean, as an indirect expression of his own connection with this splendid college; the title of _Dean_ being exclusively attached to the headship of Christ

    Memorials and Other Papers — Complete

  • JAMES DEAN - Before dying in a car crash at 24, Dean made the most of his acting opportunities as well.

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  • David Pilbeam, the veteran Harvard administrator who last spring took the helm of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences while its leader was ailing, will serve as interim dean of Harvard College, Dean of the Faculty Michael D. Smith announced Monday.

    The Harvard Crimson :: News

  • EX-DNC CHAIR HOWARD DEAN: Yes, he's made the list 2 days in a row, but Dean is not done with his crusade to kill what he sees as an insufficient effort at health care reform.

    Hotline On Call

  • PAUL NEWMAN & JAMES DEAN SCREEN TEST FOR EAST OF EDEN a movie which Dean was cast in but Newman was not.

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