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Meaning of Dewey

Dew•ey

Pronunciation: (d'ē, dy'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1837–1917, U.S. admiral: defeated Spanish fleet in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
  2. 1859–1952, U.S. philosopher and educator.
  3. (Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey), 1851–1931, U.S. educator, administrator, and innovator in the field of library science.
  4. 1902–71, U.S. lawyer and political leader.
  5. a male given name, form of
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