1. [ noun ] (nautical,military,work) a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
Synonyms: george_dewey admiral_dewey
Related terms: naval_officer
2. [ noun ] (work) United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
Synonyms: melville_louis_kossuth_dewey melvil_dewey
Related terms: librarian
3. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 434
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2841
5. [ noun ] (work,philosophy,education) American pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
Synonyms: John_Dewey
Related terms: philosopher educator
Similar spelling:   Dey