Definition of Deal

1. Noun. A particular instance of buying or selling. "He's a master of the business deal"

Exact synonyms: Business Deal, Trade
Generic synonyms: Dealing, Dealings, Transaction
Specialized synonyms: Arms Deal, Penny Ante
Derivative terms: Trade, Trade, Trade, Trade

2. Verb. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression. "The new book treats the history of China"
Exact synonyms: Address, Cover, Handle, Plow, Treat
Generic synonyms: Broach, Initiate
Specialized synonyms: Theologise, Theologize, Discourse, Discuss, Talk About
Related verbs: Do By, Handle, Treat, Comprehend, Cover, Embrace, Encompass
Derivative terms: Coverage, Treatment

3. Noun. An agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each. "He rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
Exact synonyms: Bargain
Generic synonyms: Agreement, Understanding
Derivative terms: Bargain

4. Verb. Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes. "Consider the following case"
Exact synonyms: Consider, Look At, Take
Specialized synonyms: Contemplate, Dally, Play, Trifle, Abstract, Warm To
Generic synonyms: Think About
Derivative terms: Consideration

5. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"

6. Verb. Take action with respect to (someone or something). "The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students"
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Dealing, Dealings

7. Noun. A plank of softwood (fir or pine board).
Generic synonyms: Board, Plank

8. Verb. Come to terms with. "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

9. Noun. Wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir).
Exact synonyms: Softwood
Generic synonyms: Wood
Specialized synonyms: Pulpwood

10. Verb. Administer or bestow, as in small portions. "They deal the people the food"; "The machine dispenses soft drinks"

11. Noun. The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time. "He kept trying to see my hand"
Exact synonyms: Hand
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Terms within: Long Suit
Specialized synonyms: Bridge Hand, Poker Hand

12. Verb. Do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood. "The brothers sell shoes"
Exact synonyms: Sell, Trade
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Specialized synonyms: Push, Black Marketeer, Pyramid, Market, Hawk, Huckster, Monger, Peddle, Pitch, Vend
Generic synonyms: Transact
Related verbs: Sell
Also: Deal Out, Trade
Derivative terms: Dealer, Dealer, Dealer, Dealing, Dealings, Sell, Seller, Selling, Trade, Trade, Trading

13. Noun. The type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement). "He got a good deal on his car"
Generic synonyms: Final Result, Outcome, Result, Resultant, Termination
Specialized synonyms: Fair Deal, Square Deal, Raw Deal

14. Verb. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of. "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

15. Noun. The act of distributing playing cards. "The deal was passed around the table clockwise"
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Distribution
Specialized synonyms: Misdeal

16. Verb. Behave in a certain way towards others. "He deals fairly with his employees"
Generic synonyms: Acquit, Bear, Behave, Carry, Comport, Conduct, Deport
Derivative terms: Dealing, Dealings

17. Noun. The act of apportioning or distributing something. "The captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

18. Verb. Distribute cards to the players in a game. "Who's dealing?"
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Specialized synonyms: Misdeal
Generic synonyms: Administer, Allot, Deal Out, Dish Out, Dispense, Distribute, Dole Out, Lot, Mete Out, Parcel Out, Shell Out
Derivative terms: Dealer

19. Verb. Direct the course of; manage or control. "You cannot conduct business like this"
Exact synonyms: Carry On, Conduct
Generic synonyms: Care, Handle, Manage
Specialized synonyms: Racketeer
Derivative terms: Conducting, Dealing, Dealings

20. Verb. Give out as one's portion or share.
Exact synonyms: Apportion, Divvy Up, Portion Out, Share
Entails: Divide, Part, Separate
Generic synonyms: Distribute, Give Out, Hand Out, Pass Out
Derivative terms: Apportionable, Share, Sharer, Sharing

21. Verb. Give (a specific card) to a player. "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Dealer

22. Verb. Sell. "Deal hashish"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Sell, Trade
Related verbs: Sell, Trade
Derivative terms: Dealer, Dealer

Definition of Deal

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out.

3. v. i. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.

Definition of Deal

1. Noun. (obsolete) A division, a portion, a share. ¹

2. Noun. (context: often followed by ''of'') An indefinite quantity or amount; a lot (''now usually qualified by'' (term great) ''or'' (term good)). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To distribute among a number of recipients, to give out as one’s portion or share. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To administer or give out, as in small portions. ¹

5. Verb. To distribute cards to the players in a game. ¹

6. Verb. (baseball) To pitch. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To have dealings or business. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To conduct oneself, to behave. ¹

9. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To take action; to act. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To trade professionally (''followed by'' '''in'''). ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To sell, especially to sell illicit drugs. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To be concerned with. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To handle, to manage, to cope. ¹

14. Noun. (archaic in general sense) An act of dealing or sharing. ¹

15. Noun. The distribution of cards to players; a player's turn for this. ¹

16. Noun. A particular instance of buying or selling, a transaction ¹

17. Noun. Specifically, a transaction offered which is financially beneficial; a bargain. ¹

18. Noun. An agreement between parties; an arrangement ¹

19. Noun. (informal) A situation, occasion, or event. ¹

20. Noun. (informal) A thing, an unspecified or unidentified object. ¹

21. Noun. Wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir) ¹

22. Noun. A plank of softwood (fir or pine board) ¹

23. Adjective. Made of deal. ¹

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Definition of Deal

1. to trade or do business [v DEALT, DEALING, DEALS]

Medical Definition of Deal

1. 1. 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. "Three tenth deals [parts of an ephah] of flour." (Num. Xv. 9) "As an object of science it [the Celtic genius] may count for a good deal . . . As a spiritual power." (M. Arnold) "She was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect." (W. Black) It was formerly limited by some, every, never a, a thousand, etc.; as, some deal; but these are now obsolete or vulgar. In general, we now qualify the word with great or good, and often use it adverbially, by being understood; as, a great deal of time and pains; a great (or good) deal better or worse; that is, better by a great deal, or by a great part or difference. 2. The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed. "The deal, the shuffle, and the cut." (Swift) 3. Distribution; apportionment. 4. An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; applied to stock speculations and political bargains. 5. [Prob. From D. Deel a plank, threshing floor. See Thill] 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. Whole deal is a general term for planking one and one half inches thick. 6. Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal. Deal tree, a fir tree. Origin: OE. Del, deel, part, AS. Dl; akin to OS. Dl, D. & Dan. Deel, G. Theil, teil, Icel. Deild, Sw. Del, Goth. Dails. Cf. 3d Dole. 1. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players. 2. 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. "They buy and sell, they deal and traffic." (South) "This is to drive to wholesale trade, when all other petty merchants deal but for parcels." (Dr. H. More) 3. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; followed by between or with. "Sometimes he that deals between man and man, raiseth his own credit with both, by pretending greater interest than he hath in either." (Bacon) 4. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat. "If he will deal clearly and impartially, . . . He will acknowledge all this to be true." (Tillotson) 5. To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with. To deal by, to treat, either well or ill; as, to deal well by servants. "Such an one deals not fairly by his own mind." . To deal in. To have to do with; to be engaged in; to practice; as, they deal in political matters. To buy and sell; to furnish, as a retailer or wholesaler; as, they deal in fish. To deal with. To treat in any manner; to use, whether well or ill; to have to do with; specifically, to trade with. "Dealing with witches." . To reprove solemnly; to expostulate with. "The deacons of his church, who, to use their own phrase, "dealt with him" on the sin of rejecting the aid which Providence so manifestly held out." (Hawthorne) "Return . . . And I will deal well with thee." (Gen. Xxxii. 9) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deal

deal (current term)
deal breaker
deal in
deal out
deal with

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