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dean a college or university official, responsible for administering a department or office of the institution. [4 definitions]
deanery the position, realm of authority, or residence of a church dean.
dean's list a list of students with the highest overall academic grade averages in a given term.
dear loved or precious. [9 definitions]
dearie (informal, old-fashioned) darling; dear.
dearth a shortage or scarcity of something; lack. [2 definitions]
death the end of life; termination of life functions in any living thing. [5 definitions]
deathbed the bed in which a person dies. [3 definitions]
death bell a bell sounded to announce a death.
deathblow a blow that causes death. [2 definitions]
death camas any of various North American plants of the lily family that bear white or greenish flowers and have roots that are poisonous, esp. to sheep.
death chamber the room in which someone has died, is dying, or is to be put to death.
death cup a poisonous mushroom with white gills and a bulbous cup surrounding the base of the stalk.
death house a prison building where prisoners awaiting execution are housed, and where execution takes place.
death knell the sounding of a death bell. [2 definitions]
deathless not subject to dying; enduring forever; immortal. [2 definitions]
deathly causing death; fatal; lethal. [4 definitions]
death mask a cast of a corpse's face.
death penalty a sentence of death as punishment for a crime; capital punishment.
death rate the number of deaths per unit of time for a given area or group.
death rattle a gurgling or rattling sound that sometimes issues from a dying person who can no longer cough up mucus in the throat; rale.