What does Dewey mean?

Definitions for Deweyˈdu i, ˈdyu i; ˈmɛl vɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dewey, Melvil Dewey, Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey(noun)

    United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)

  2. Dewey, George Dewey, Admiral Dewey(noun)

    a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War

  3. Dewey, John Dewey(noun)

    United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)


  1. Dewey(ProperNoun)

    derived from the surname, popular in the U.S. in the 1890s.

  2. Origin: Possibly from a place name in Northern France, Douai. Welsh origin from Dewi ( David) has also been suggested.


  1. Dewey

    Dewey is a city in Washington County, Oklahoma, United States. Founded by Jacob A. Bartles in 1899, the town was named for Admiral George Dewey. It was incorporated December 8, 1905. The population was 3,179 at the 2000 census and 3,432 at the 2010 census, an increase of 8 percent.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dewey in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dewey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage


    Your life per se is a journey and like every other journey it will surely end someday, sometime, somewhere and somehow. So come on, engage yourself in doing only the things that can outlive you and speak for you globally or perpetually after your demise. Listen up, you can succeed in leaving behind an indelible mark here (on earth). As a matter of fact, many mortals like you have already succeeded in leaving behind their indelible marks here (on earth) by living for others and by enriching or touching numerous lives e.g. Mother Theresa, Maya Angelou, Henry Ford, Pat Robertson, Myles Munroe, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Uma Ukpai, Og Mandino, Les Brown, Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jnr., Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Gates, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, Warren Buffett, William Shakespeare, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Zig Ziglar, Mark Zuckerberg, John Dewey, Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Foundation, George Soros, John D. Rockefeller Snr., John D. Rockefeller Jnr., Rockefeller Family, Rockefeller Foundation, Sudha Murthy, J.R.D Tata, J.N Tata, Tata Family, Tata Group, Tata Motors, RVM, RVM foundation, Aliko Dangote, Dangote Foundation, Dangote Group, MTN Foundation, MTN Group, Robert F. Smith, Rochas Okorocha, Rochas Okorocha Foundation, Sir Emeka Ofor, Sir Emeka Ofor Foundation, Ifeanyi Ubah, Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation, among others. ~Emeasoba George

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