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Meaning & Definition of Deal in English

English

Deal

/dil/

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"
    synonym:
  • deal
  • ,
  • trade
  • ,
  • business deal

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"
    synonym:
  • bargain
  • ,
  • deal

3. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • batch
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • flock
  • ,
  • good deal
  • ,
  • great deal
  • ,
  • hatful
  • ,
  • heap
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • mass
  • ,
  • mess
  • ,
  • mickle
  • ,
  • mint
  • ,
  • mountain
  • ,
  • muckle
  • ,
  • passel
  • ,
  • peck
  • ,
  • pile
  • ,
  • plenty
  • ,
  • pot
  • ,
  • quite a little
  • ,
  • raft
  • ,
  • sight
  • ,
  • slew
  • ,
  • spate
  • ,
  • stack
  • ,
  • tidy sum
  • ,
  • wad

4. A plank of softwood (fir or pine board)

    synonym:
  • deal

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

    synonym:
  • softwood
  • ,
  • deal

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"
    synonym:
  • hand
  • ,
  • deal

7. The type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)

  • "He got a good deal on his car"
    synonym:
  • deal

8. The act of distributing playing cards

  • "The deal was passed around the table clockwise"
    synonym:
  • deal

9. The act of apportioning or distributing something

  • "The captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • cover
  • ,
  • treat
  • ,
  • handle
  • ,
  • plow
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • address

2. Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

  • "Take the case of china"
  • "Consider the following case"
    synonym:
  • consider
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • look at

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"
    synonym:
  • deal

4. Come to terms with

  • "We got by on just a gallon of gas"
  • "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
    synonym:
  • cope
  • ,
  • get by
  • ,
  • make out
  • ,
  • make do
  • ,
  • contend
  • ,
  • grapple
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • manage

5. Administer or bestow, as in small portions

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • distribute
  • ,
  • administer
  • ,
  • mete out
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • parcel out
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • dispense
  • ,
  • shell out
  • ,
  • deal out
  • ,
  • dish out
  • ,
  • allot
  • ,
  • dole out

6. Do business

  • Offer for sale as for one's livelihood
  • "She deals in gold"
  • "The brothers sell shoes"
    synonym:
  • deal
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • manage
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • care
  • ,
  • handle

8. Behave in a certain way towards others

  • "He deals fairly with his employees"
    synonym:
  • deal

9. Distribute cards to the players in a game

  • "Who's dealing?"
    synonym:
  • deal

10. Direct the course of

  • Manage or control
  • "You cannot conduct business like this"
    synonym:
  • conduct
  • ,
  • carry on
  • ,
  • deal

11. Give out as one's portion or share

    synonym:
  • share
  • ,
  • divvy up
  • ,
  • portion out
  • ,
  • apportion
  • ,
  • deal

12. Give (a specific card) to a player

  • "He dealt me the queen of spades"
    synonym:
  • deal

13. Sell

  • "Deal hashish"
    synonym:
  • deal

Examples of using

Whose turn is it to deal the cards?
I thought that wasn't a big deal.
I am fascinated by Spinoza's pantheism, but I admire even more his contribution to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and body as one, and not two separate things.