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Deal meaning

deal - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of distributing playing cards; " the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
  2. 2. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; " Take the case of China"; " Consider the following case"
  3. 3. sell; " deal hashish"
  4. 4. distribute to the players in a game; " Who's dealing?"
  5. 5. give ( a specific card) to a player; " He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
  6. 6. 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"
  7. 7. behave in a certain way towards others; " He deals fairly with his employees"
  8. 8. made of fir or pine; " a plain deal table"
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
  11. 11. Distribution; apportionment.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
  14. 14. Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
  15. 15. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat.
  18. 18. To contend ( with); to treat ( with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.
  19. 19. An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; - applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
  20. 20. To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; - sometimes with out.
  21. 21. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; - followed by between or with.
  22. 22. A part; quantity; distribution; fir or pine board.
  23. 23. To distribute.

deal - examples of usage

  1. There was a great deal wrong with the world. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. This would require a great deal of work, of course. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He was a good deal bound up in Coonrod, though he didn't always use him very well. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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