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deal meaning and definition

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DEAL noun

Definition of deal (noun)

  1. a particular instance of buying or selling
    • "it was a package deal"; "I had no further trade with him"; "he's a master of the business deal"
    • synonyms: business deal, trade
  2. an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    • "he made a bargain with the devil"; "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
    • synonyms: bargain
  3. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  4. a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
  5. wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
  6. the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
    • "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
    • synonyms: hand
  7. the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)
    • "he got a good deal on his car"
  8. the act of distributing playing cards
    • "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
  9. the act of apportioning or distributing something
    • "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

DEAL verb

Definition of deal (verb)

  1. act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    • "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
    • synonyms: address, cover, handle, plow, treat
  2. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
  3. 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"
  4. come to terms with
  5. administer or bestow, as in small portions
  6. do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
    • "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
    • synonyms: sell, trade
  7. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    • "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
    • synonyms: care, handle, manage
  8. behave in a certain way towards others
    • "He deals fairly with his employees"
  9. distribute cards to the players in a game
    • "Who's dealing?"
  10. direct the course of; manage or control
  11. give out as one's portion or share
  12. give (a specific card) to a player
    • "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
  13. sell
    • "deal hashish"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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