Definition of Deal in English :

Define Deal in English

Deal meaning in English

Meaning of Deal in English

Pronunciation of Deal in English

Deal pronunciation in English

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1. business deal, deal, trade

a particular instance of buying or selling

Example Sentences:
'it was a package deal'
'I had no further trade with him'
'he's a master of the business deal'

2. bargain, deal

an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each

Example Sentences:
'he made a bargain with the devil'
'he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals'

3. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

(often followed by of') a large number or amount or extent

Example Sentences:
'a batch of letters'
'a deal of trouble'
'a lot of money'
'he made a mint on the stock market'
'see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos'
'it must have cost plenty'
'a slew of journalists'
'a wad of money'

4. deal

a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)

5. deal, softwood

wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)

6. deal, hand

the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time

Example Sentences:
'I didn't hold a good hand all evening'
'he kept trying to see my hand'

7. deal

the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)

Example Sentences:
'he got a good deal on his car'

8. deal

the act of distributing playing cards

Example Sentences:
'the deal was passed around the table clockwise'

9. deal

the act of apportioning or distributing something

Example Sentences:
'the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions'


10. address, cover, deal, handle, plow, treat

act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

Example Sentences:
'This book deals with incest'
'The course covered all of Western Civilization'
'The new book treats the history of China'

11. consider, deal, look at, take

take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Example Sentences:
'Take the case of China'
'Consider the following case'

12. deal

take action with respect to (someone or something)

Example Sentences:
'How are we going to deal with this problem?'
'The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students'

13. contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage

come to terms with

Example Sentences:
'We got by on just a gallon of gas'
'They made do on half a loaf of bread every day'

14. administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out

administer or bestow, as in small portions

Example Sentences:
'administer critical remarks to everyone present'
'dole out some money'
'shell out pocket money for the children'
'deal a blow to someone'
'the machine dispenses soft drinks'

15. deal, sell, trade

do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

Example Sentences:
'She deals in gold'
'The brothers sell shoes'

16. care, deal, handle, manage

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

Example Sentences:
'I can deal with this crew of workers'
'This blender can't handle nuts'
'She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old'

17. deal

behave in a certain way towards others

Example Sentences:
'He deals fairly with his employees'

18. deal

distribute cards to the players in a game

Example Sentences:
'Who's dealing?'

19. carry on, conduct, deal

direct the course of; manage or control

Example Sentences:
'You cannot conduct business like this'

20. apportion, deal, divvy up, portion out, share

give out as one's portion or share

21. deal

give (a specific card) to a player

Example Sentences:
'He dealt me the Queen of Spades'

22. deal


Example Sentences:
'deal hashish'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of deal
verbWord forms: deals, dealing or dealt (dɛlt )
1. (intransitive; foll by in)
to engage (in) commercially
to deal in upholstery
2. (often foll by out)
to apportion (something, such as cards) to a number of people; distribute
3. (transitive)
to give (a blow) to (someone); inflict
4. (intransitive) slang
to sell any illegal drug
5. informal
a bargain, transaction, or agreement
a particular type of treatment received, esp as the result of an agreement
a fair deal
an indefinite amount, extent, or degree (esp in the phrases good or great deal)
8. cards
the process of distributing the cards
a player's turn to do this
a single round in a card game
9.  big deal
10.  cut a deal
11.  the real deal
a plank of softwood timber, such as fir or pine, or such planks collectively
the sawn wood of various coniferous trees, such as that from the Scots pine (red deal) or from the Norway Spruce (white deal)
of fir or pine
a town in SE England, in Kent, on the English Channel: two 16th-century castles: tourism, light industries. Pop: 96 670 (2003 est)

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see synonyms of deal
verb transitiveWord forms: dealt or ˈdealing
to portion out or distribute
to give; administer
to deal someone a blow
3.  US, Slang
to sell (illegal drugs)
verb intransitive
to have to do (with); concern oneself or itself
science deals with facts
to act or conduct oneself
followed by with
deal fairly with others
to consider or attend to; handle; cope (with)
to deal with a problem
to do business; trade (with or in)
to deal with the corner grocer, to deal in cutlery
to distribute playing cards to the players
9.  US, Slang
to sell illegal drugs
the act of distributing playing cards
cards dealt
a player's turn or right to deal
a round of play
a business transaction
12.  US
a bargain or agreement, esp. when secret or underhanded
13.  US
a.  Informal
a particular kind of behavior or conduct toward another; treatment
a square deal
a particular plan, policy, or administration, usually involving some sort of distribution
the New Deal
an indefinite, but considerable, amount or degree
now usually preceded by good or great
a great deal of trouble
a fir or pine board of any of several sizes
fir or pine wood
made of deal

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of deal
v. dealt (dĕlt), deal·ing, deals
1. To give out in shares or portions; apportion: a critic who deals out as much praise as blame. See Synonyms at distribute.
2. Games
a. To distribute (playing cards) among players.
b. To give (a specific card) to a player while so distributing.
3. To sell: deal prescriptions; deal cocaine.
4. To administer; deliver: dealt him a blow to the stomach.
1. To be occupied or concerned: a book that deals with the Middle Ages.
2. To behave in a specified way toward another or others; have transactions: deal honestly with competitors.
3. To take action with respect to someone or something: The committee will deal with this complaint.
4. Informal To cope: I can't deal with all of this arguing!
5. To do business; trade: dealing in diamonds.
6. Games To distribute playing cards.
7. Slang To buy and sell drugs, especially illegally.
8. Baseball To throw a pitch.
1. The act or a round of apportioning or distributing.
2. Games
a. Distribution of playing cards.
b. The cards so distributed; a hand.
c. The right or turn of a player to distribute the cards.
d. The playing of one hand.
3. An indefinite quantity, extent, or degree: has a great deal of experience.
a. An agreement, especially one that is mutually beneficial. See Synonyms at agreement.
b. A business transaction: struck a deal to buy a car dealership.
c. A legal contract: signed a deal to play for a new team.
5. Informal A sale favorable especially to the buyer; a bargain.
6. Informal Treatment received: a raw deal; a fair deal.
7. Informal The situation or background information regarding something: What's the deal with the new teacher?
a. A fir or pine board cut to standard dimensions.
b. Such boards or planks considered as a group.
2. Fir or pine wood.

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