Definitions of deal

  1. To trade or negotiate; to act between man and man; to behave well or ill; to act; to distribute cards.
  2. To distribute, apportion, or divide; throw about; scatter.
  3. To divide, to distribute: to throw about.
  4. To distribute.
  5. To distribute; apportion; inflict.
  6. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.
  7. 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.
  8. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat.
  9. To contend ( with); to treat ( with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.
  10. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; - followed by between or with.
  11. To conduct business; as, they deal directly with the farmers; make a private arrangement.
  12. To transact business: to act: to distribute cards:- pa. t. and pa. p. dealt ( delt).
  13. 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"
  14. give out as one's portion or share
  15. direct the course of; manage or control; " You cannot conduct business like this"
  16. consider, as of an example; " Take the case of China"; " Consider the following case"
  17. 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"
  18. To do business; trade.
  19. To distribute; to scatter; to throw about; to throw out in succession.
  20. To distribute, as cards; to divide into portions; to give gradually; to transact business; to traffic; to act.
  21. Dealing.
  22. 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"
  23. ( card game) the act of distributing playing cards; " the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
  24. the type of treatment received ( especially as the result of an agreement); " he got a good deal on his car"
  25. a plank of softwood ( fir or pine board)
  26. the act of distributing playing cards; " the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
  27. 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"
  28. the of treatment received ( especially as the result of an agreement); " he got a good deal on his car"
  29. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; " Take the case of China"; " Consider the following case"
  30. sell; " deal hashish"
  31. distribute to the players in a game; " Who's dealing?"
  32. give ( a specific card) to a player; " He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
  33. 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"
  34. behave in a certain way towards others; " He deals fairly with his employees"
  35. made of fir or pine; " a plain deal table"
  36. 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.
  37. Distribution; apportionment.
  38. Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
  39. Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
  40. An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; - applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
  41. To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; - sometimes with out.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. To behave.
  45. A part; quantity; distribution; fir or pine board.
  46. A quantity or degree.
  47. A distribution of cards; a single round.
  48. A secret bargain.
  49. A board or plank, or the wood, as pine, of which it is made.
  50. 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.
  51. An indefinite quantity; a great part.
  52. A board or plank of wood, generally of the pine or fir.
  53. Dealt.