Dewey

Primary Meanings of Dewey

1.
n
United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
2.
n
a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
3.
n
United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
Full Definitions of Dewey
1

n United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)

Synonyms:
Melvil Dewey, Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey
Example of:
bibliothec, librarian
a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
2

n a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War

Synonyms:
Admiral Dewey, George Dewey
Example of:
naval officer
an officer in the navy
3

n United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)

Synonyms:
John Dewey
Example of:
educator, pedagog, pedagogue
someone who educates young people
philosopher
a specialist in philosophy

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