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deal

deal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deal

Definition
(noun) a particular instance of buying or selling
Synonyms : business deal , trade
Example Sentence
  • it was a package deal
  • I had no further trade with him
  • he's a master of the business deal

Definition
(noun) an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
Synonyms : bargain
Example Sentence
  • he made a bargain with the devil
  • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

Definition
(noun) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
Definition
(noun) wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
Synonyms : softwood

Definition
(noun) the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
Synonyms : hand
Example Sentence
  • I didn't hold a good hand all evening
  • he kept trying to see my hand

Definition
(noun) the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
Example Sentence
  • he got a good deal on his car

Definition
(noun) the act of distributing playing cards
Example Sentence
  • the deal was passed around the table clockwise

Definition
(noun) the act of apportioning or distributing something
Example Sentence
  • the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions

Definition
(verb) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Synonyms : address , cover , handle , plow , treat
Example Sentence
  • This book deals with incest
  • The course covered all of Western Civilization
  • The new book treats the history of China

Definition
(verb) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Synonyms : consider , look at , take
Example Sentence
  • Take the case of China
  • Consider the following case

Definition
(verb) take action with respect to (someone or something)
Example Sentence
  • How are we going to deal with this problem?
  • The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students

Definition
(verb) come to terms with
Synonyms : contend , cope , get by , grapple , make do , make out , manage
Example Sentence
  • We got by on just a gallon of gas
  • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

Definition
(verb) administer or bestow, as in small portions
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
Synonyms : sell , trade
Example Sentence
  • She deals in gold
  • The brothers sell shoes

Definition
(verb) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
Synonyms : care , handle , manage
Example Sentence
  • I can deal with this crew of workers
  • This blender can't handle nuts
  • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Definition
(verb) behave in a certain way towards others
Example Sentence
  • He deals fairly with his employees

Definition
(verb) distribute cards to the players in a game
Example Sentence
  • Who's dealing?

Definition
(verb) direct the course of; manage or control
Synonyms : carry on , conduct
Example Sentence
  • You cannot conduct business like this

Definition
(verb) give out as one's portion or share
Synonyms : apportion , divvy up , portion out , share

Definition
(verb) give (a specific card) to a player
Example Sentence
  • He dealt me the Queen of Spades

Definition
(verb) sell
Example Sentence
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