doyen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doyen a man who is the senior member of a group "he is the dean of foreign correspondents"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Doyen dwä`yäN" Lit., a dean; the senior member of a body or group; as, the doyen of French physicians. "This doyen of newspapers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n doyen A dean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Doyen dwaw′yong dean, senior member (of an academy, diplomatic corps, &c.).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Dean
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Lat. dēcanus.

Usage

In literature:

The Emperor made a suitable reply in Chinese which was translated by the Doyen's interpreter.
"Two Years in the Forbidden City" by The Princess Der Ling
Old Doyen, the sculptor, was the first to approach them.
"The Arrow of Gold" by Joseph Conrad
Mrs. Denton was the doyen of women journalists.
"All Roads Lead to Calvary" by Jerome K. Jerome
Everett was the doyen of the diplomatic corps because he was the only diplomat.
"The Lost Road" by Richard Harding Davis
Cibo, the doyen, was no longer able to leave his bed.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
GODARD (ABBE), cure of Bazoches-le-Doyen.
"A Zola Dictionary" by J. G. Patterson
One day we went to see Dr. Doyen, the celebrated cutter-up of men.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
By the use of specially strong clamps, such as the angiotribes of Doyen, large trunks may be occluded by pressure.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
My good fortune now brought me under the chieftaincy of Sir Frederick Treves, the doyen of teachers.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Le sieur Doyen offre cent francs pour cet oeuure.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
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In news:

Sidney Janis, the doyen of New York art dealer s, whose gallery on West 57th Street mounted significant shows of European masters and helped put Abstract Expressionism on the international map, died yesterday after a bout with pneumonia.
A dark horse in the New York design establishment, he has a sometimes florid style, which differs markedly from that of Albert Hadley, the doyen of New York decorators , who had a hand in the mansion's 1984 renovation.
Things get heated for Bay City's Scott Doyen in 13th-place finish at IHRA Tournament of Champions.
Video gives Bay City's Scott Doyen the star treatment leading into IHRA Tournament of Champions.
A Well-Connected Digital Doyen .
Doyen of type design.
Last week, I sat down with Michael Ault – a doyen of the dance-club world with 35 clubs in over 10 cities to his credit – and we talked about his latest party: Pangaea in Singapore.
Sidney Janis, the doyen of New York art dealers, whose gallery on West 57th Street mounted significant shows of European masters and helped put Abstract Expressionism on the international map, died yesterday after a bout with pneumonia.
Doyen, transport vessel, in the Pacific during WWII.
Born in Escanaba on April 15, 1928, John Doyen Dault was the son of Theodore and Florence (Bellmore) Dault.
Sidney Janis, the doyen of New York art dealers, whose gallery on West 57th Street mounted significant shows of European masters and helped put Abstract Expressionism on the international map, died yesterday after a bout with pneumonia.
Peter Taffe, doyen of ICIS Training, has taken the road show this week to South Africa , from where he sends these photos of his students enjoying some outdoor refreshments between training sessions.
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In science:

Doyen (2008): On the power of imperfect information.
Opacity Issues in Games with Imperfect Information
Doyen, L., Massart, T., Shirmohammadi, M.: Infinite synchronizing words for probabilistic automata.
Infinite Synchronizing Words for Probabilistic Automata (Erratum)
Doyen, L., Massart, T., Shirmohammadi, M.: Infinite synchronizing words for probabilistic automata.
Infinite Synchronizing Words for Probabilistic Automata (Erratum)
Doyen, L., Massart, T., Shirmohammadi, M.: Synchronizing ob jectives for markov decision processes.
Infinite Synchronizing Words for Probabilistic Automata (Erratum)
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