Definitions of Dewey
  1. noun
    United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
    synonyms: Melvil Dewey, Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey
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    bibliothec, librarian
    a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
  2. noun
    a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
    synonyms: Admiral Dewey, George Dewey
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    naval officer
    an officer in the navy
  3. noun
    United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    synonyms: John Dewey
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    educator, pedagog, pedagogue
    someone who educates young people
    a specialist in philosophy
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