Definition of Dealer

1. Noun. Someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold.

2. Noun. A firm engaged in trading.
Generic synonyms: Business Firm, Firm, House
Specialized synonyms: Car Dealer, Computer Dealer, Jewelry Dealer, Jewelry Store, Truck Dealer
Derivative terms: Deal, Deal, Dealership

3. Noun. A seller of illicit goods. "A dealer in stolen goods"
Specialized synonyms: Drug Dealer, Drug Peddler, Drug Trafficker, Peddler, Pusher
Generic synonyms: Marketer, Seller, Trafficker, Vender, Vendor
Derivative terms: Deal

4. Noun. The major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account.
Exact synonyms: Principal
Specialized synonyms: Broker-dealer
Generic synonyms: Financier, Moneyman
Derivative terms: Deal

5. Noun. The person who distributes the playing cards in a card game.
Generic synonyms: Card Player
Derivative terms: Deal, Deal

Definition of Dealer

1. n. One who deals; one who has to do, or has concern, with others; esp., a trader, a trafficker, a shopkeeper, a broker, or a merchant; as, a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in stocks; a retail dealer.

Definition of Dealer

1. Noun. One who deals things, especially automobiles; a middleman. ¹

2. Noun. One who peddles illicit drugs, especially to teenagers. ¹

3. Noun. A particular type of stock broker or trader. ¹

4. Noun. The person who deals the cards in a card game. ¹

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Definition of Dealer

1. one that deals [n -S] - See also: deals

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dealer

deal in
deal out
deal with
dealer (current term)

Literary usage of Dealer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1789)
"Peter Gnf, Bath, dealer and chapman. Nathaniel Jones,, dealer and chapman. ... Edward Pardoe, Hanbury, dealer and chapm. John Burrows and William ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"At the score of non-dealer three, dealer four, the dealer should refuse on ... dealer exposing own cards in dealing, no penalty ; exposing non-dealer's ..."

3. Journal by Texas Legislature. Senate, Legislature, United States Congress. Senate, Texas State Library, Texas (1909)
"election day by an agent, clerk or other person acting for any retail liquor dealer or retail malt dealer, or other person, shall be deemed and taken to be ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"For, the dealer having turned it down in one color, is less likely to hold a ... At the four-handed game the non-dealer and his partner should also avoid ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"When the score is 24 to 22 against the dealer, hearts and clubs are half a trick ... Dummy's cards are dealt face downwards, and the dealer declares without ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1922)
"confidence in the dealer altogether. This tendency towards a suspicious attitude toward the dealer by professors is further .fostered by the fact that the ..."

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