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Definitions of deal

  1. administer or bestow, as in small portions; " administer critical remarks to everyone present"; " dole out some money"; " shell out pocket money for the children"; " deal a blow to someone"
  2. give out as one's portion or share
  3. an agreement between parties ( usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each; " he made a bargain with the devil"; " he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
  4. ( often followed by ` of') a large number or amount or extent; " a batch of letters"; " a deal of trouble"; " a lot of money"; " he made a mint on the stock market"; " it must have cost plenty"
  5. a particular instance of buying or selling; " it was a package deal"; " I had no further trade with him"; " he's a master of the business deal"
  6. direct the course of; manage or control; " You cannot conduct business like this"
  7. consider, as of an example; " Take the case of China"; " Consider the following case"
  8. come to terms or deal successfully with; " We got by on just a gallon of gas"; " They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
  9. the act of apportioning or distributing something; " the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
  10. ( card game) the act of distributing playing cards; " the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
  11. the type of treatment received ( especially as the result of an agreement); " he got a good deal on his car"
  12. the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; " I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; " he kept trying to see my hand"
  13. wood that is easy to saw ( from conifers such as pine or fir)
  14. a plank of softwood ( fir or pine board)
  15. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; " She deals in gold"; " The brothers sell shoes"
  16. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; " This book deals with incest"; " The course covered all of Western Civilization"; " The new book treats the history of China"
  17. the act of distributing playing cards; " the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
  18. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; " he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; " it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
  19. the of treatment received ( especially as the result of an agreement); " he got a good deal on his car"
  20. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; " Take the case of China"; " Consider the following case"
  21. sell; " deal hashish"
  22. distribute to the players in a game; " Who's dealing?"
  23. give ( a specific card) to a player; " He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
  24. take action with respect to ( someone or something); " How are we going to deal with this problem?"; " The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students"
  25. behave in a certain way towards others; " He deals fairly with his employees"
  26. made of fir or pine; " a plain deal table"
  27. A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold.
  28. The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
  29. Distribution; apportionment.
  30. The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end.
  31. Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
  32. Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
  33. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.
  34. To do a distributing or retailing business, as distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour.
  35. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat.
  36. To contend ( with); to treat ( with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.
  37. An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; - applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
  38. To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; - sometimes with out.
  39. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; - followed by between or with.
  40. A division; a part; a portion; a division of cards to the players; colloquially, a bargain or a secret agreement; as, a deal between politicians; the wood of the fir or pine tree cut into boards or planks.
  41. To distribute, apportion, or divide; throw about; scatter.
  42. To conduct business; as, they deal directly with the farmers; make a private arrangement.
  43. Dealt.
  44. Dealing.
  45. A portion: an indefinite quantity: a large quantity: the act of dividing cards: one of the divisions or boards into which a piece of timber is cut: a fir or pine board. Often applied in U. S. to large and important business transactions, especially on the Stock Exchange.
  46. To divide, to distribute: to throw about.
  47. To transact business: to act: to distribute cards:- pa. t. and pa. p. dealt ( delt).
  48. To behave.
  49. A part; quantity; distribution; fir or pine board.
  50. To distribute.
  51. To distribute; apportion; inflict.
  52. To do business; trade.
  53. A quantity or degree.
  54. A distribution of cards; a single round.
  55. A secret bargain.
  56. A board or plank, or the wood, as pine, of which it is made.
  57. A part or portion; an indefinite quantity; the distribution of cards; the division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a pine board or plank. To deal by, to treat either well or ill. To deal in, to have to do with; to be engaged in; to trade in. To deal with, to use well or ill; to treat with by way of discipline; to contend with.
  58. To distribute; to scatter; to throw about; to throw out in succession.
  59. To trade or negotiate; to act between man and man; to behave well or ill; to act; to distribute cards.
  60. An indefinite quantity; a great part.
  61. To distribute, as cards; to divide into portions; to give gradually; to transact business; to traffic; to act.
  62. A board or plank of wood, generally of the pine or fir.
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Usage examples for deal

  1. Even I could deal with it alone." – The Gun by Philip K. Dick
  2. She took to looking at it a great deal. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. There's more than one way to deal with 'em. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  4. " Oh, I'm afraid you are going to a great deal of trouble on our account," she said. – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  5. That makes it a good deal worse. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  6. If you would mind your own business, Tewett, said Lord George, it would be a deal better for us all. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  7. I will deal with you when I have found out what this is all about." – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  8. 5436. Do you deal at any shop of Mr. Leask's? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. Are you in on the deal too?" – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  10. Deal yoreself a new hand and forget it. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  11. " Darling, I am sure you have a great deal of reason. – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  12. There's been a good deal of talk about him, so to speak. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. Did I talk a great deal? – The Reverberator by Henry James
  14. I use it a great deal. – Camp and Trail by Stewart Edward White
  15. He wanted to back out of the deal we made. – Get Out of Our Skies! by E. K. Jarvis
  16. I wasn't, says Mona: I went out a great deal. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  17. And I can say a good deal to them about the war, because of Desmond. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  18. What she was saying to herself was that, if they knew little of her, she knew a great deal of many of them. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. I have no doubt the world will be a great deal the better for it. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  20. Maybe we could help a great deal. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
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