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Noun: Dewey  d(y)oo-ee
  1. United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    - John Dewey
     
  2. A United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
    - George Dewey, Admiral Dewey
     
  3. United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)
    - Melvil Dewey, Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey

Sounds like: dew

Type of: bibliothec, educator, librarian, naval officer, pedagog [US], pedagogue, philosopher

Encyclopedia: Dewey, Portage County, WI