Associations to the word «Dewey»


DEWEY, proper noun. An American surname​.
DEWEY, proper noun. A male given name derived from the surname, popular in the U.S. in the 1890s.

Dictionary definition

DEWEY, noun. United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931).
DEWEY, noun. A United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War.
DEWEY, noun. United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952).

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