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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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Quotes of deal

  1. I enjoyed doing the gag covers better than the story ones because they were usually simpler. A cover based on an incident in the plot took a great deal of staging to tell a little story that was still part of the book. And it had to make sense on its own. – Carl Barks
  2. Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential. – Les Brown
  3. The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2, 000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor. – Tony Campolo
  4. The high point of civilization is that you can hate me and I can hate you but we develop an etiquette that allows us to deal with each other because if we acted solely upon our impulse we'd probably go to war. – Stanley Crouch
  5. If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time. – Russell Hoban
  6. I think most people read and re -read the things that they have liked. That's certainly true in my case. I re -read Pound a great deal I re -read Williams, I re -read Thomas, I re -read the people whom I cam to love when I was at what you might call a formative stage. – James Laughlin
  7. Well, the right -wing policy with regard to Israel- the people who don't want to deal with Arafat, who don't want a Palestinian state- the whole sort of right -wing view is consistent with the view toward Iraq. It's the same policy and the same people. – Chris Matthews
  8. I don't deal well with admiration if it's for something I haven't done. Other than exist. – Lisa Marie Presley
  9. Either God is alive, in which case he'll deal with us as he sees fit. Or he is dead, in which case he was never alive, it being unlikely that he died of old age. – John Ralston Saul
  10. Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis. I've become a juggler, I suppose. It's all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes I do. – Jane Seymour
  11. I don't know what to say to that, but I have to agree with Johnny that, yeah, we do touch upon things that most men would rather not admit: That we feel pain, we cry, get sad and sometimes don't deal well with disappointment. – Peter Steele
  12. I haven't really been recording in the last several years. I haven't wanted to. And even though I had to deal with Sony and now I'm on Universal again, I will probably put out a new record soon. – Donna Summer
  13. A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it. – Lindsay Wagner
  14. The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive 'policies' and 'Plans' of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word 'socialism', but what else can one call it? – H. G. Wells
  15. People will sooner aid a sick dog lying on the sidewalk than to try to find shelter for a sick person. It's too much to deal with. – Michael Zaslow

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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